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  • 2 lbs. beans
  • 1 lb. pork
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp. catsup
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 cup black molasses
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Preparation Instructions

Wash beans and soak overnight. Boil in same water until soft. Place beans in stone bean pot, mix in other ingredients including water in which beans were boiled. Bake all day in a slow oven.

Contributed by Mrs. E. Gray, 1950

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