Posts Tagged "Heirloom beans"

Maine Baked Beans

Ingredients: 2 lbs. of State of Maine Dry Beans (any variety) 1/2 Salt Pork 1/4 C Sugar 1/2 – 2/3 C Molasses 2 tsp. Dry Mustard 1/2 tsp. Pepper Dash of Salt 1 Medium Onion (optional) Directions: Pick over the beans and soak them overnight in cold water.  In the morning, parboil the beans in fresh water until the skins crack when blown upon.  If an onion is used, cut in quarters and put in the bottom of bean pot.  Drain and add the parboiled beans.  Cut through the rind of the salt pork to a depth of 1/2 inch, and place the pork on top of the beans.  Mix the sugar, molasses, mustard,...

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Soldier Beans

Soldier Beans History of Soldier Beans Soldier bean (phaseolus vulgaris) is an heirloom plant that has been cultivated in New England since before 1800. The name comes from a distinctive red mark on each 3/4-inch bean that resembles an old-fashioned toy soldier. These are also known as red-eye beans. Soldier beans are a bush bean, with a firm texture and mild taste. They are dried before being cooked. Soldier bean plants are grown commercially only in New England and they tend to be produced in accordance with the demand for them. Soldier Bean Cooking Suggestions Soldier beans can be cooked...

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