Jackie Clay


2 cups dried beans
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 lb. chopped ham or other smoked meat
1 cup barbecue sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
dash black pepper
1 Tbsp. molasses
1 medium onion, chopped


Soak beans overnight, adding a little baking soda to the water. In the morning, cook them gently until skins begin to break. Drain off water, saving 1 cup. Empty beans into a baking dish, bury meat and onions in them and pour cup of water saved over them. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle molasses and half the barbecue sauce over the beans. Cover and bake in a slow oven (about 300°) for 4-5 hours (or until tender) adding a little water, as needed, to keep them from drying out. When beans are done, add the rest of the barbecue sauce to the top of the beans and return to oven until your mouth waters.

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