Old-Fashioned Pork and Beans with molasses Recipe
Old-Fashioned Pork and Beans with molasses
Flavors of Quebec
Total time: 1hr to 2hr

Prep. time: 15 minutes
Soaking time: Overnight
Cooking time: 4-6 hours

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

Traditionally pork and beans are cooked in an earthenware pot for better cooking.

Suggestion from Porc du Québec: garnish them with pork crips.


For 6 servings

- 5 cups water
- 100 ml / 2/5 cup maple syrup
- 125 ml (1/2 cup) chopped onion
- 80 ml / 1/3 cup molasses
- 1 onion, chopped
- 250 g / 9 oz diced salt pork
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tsp. dry mustard
- 1 laurel leaf
- 2 sprigs of thyme (Optional)
  1. Soak the dry beans in water overnight. Discard the water.
  2. Brown the bacon.
  3. Sweat the onions in the bacon fat.
  4. In an oven-safe pot, combine water, maple syrup, molasses, mustard, thyme and bay leaf. Lightly season; add lard, onion and soaked beans.
  5. Bake covered at 125° C / 250° F for at least 5 hours. Add water during cooking if necessary since beans must always be covered with liquid.
  6. Thirty minutes before the end of the cooking time, remove the lid to brown the beans.


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 Photo & inspiration: Le Porc du Québec

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