- 2 cups yellow-eyed beans
- 1/2 lb heavy bacon
- 8 to 10 tbspns maple sugar
- 4 cups boiling water
- 1 medium sliced onion
- 2 tspns salt
- Baking soda
Soak beans overnight. Drain, then boil with 1/2 teaspoon soda to quart of water. Simmer slowly until skins burst.
Drain, and add bacon, maple sugar, onion, and salt. Cover bean pot and simmer for 5 hours or more.
(Origin - "Out of Vermont Kitchens" compiled by Trinity Mission of Trinity Church of Rutland, Vermont, and The Women's Service League of St. Paul's Church of Burlington, Vermont; 1939. This recipe was from Mrs. Oliver D. Ward.)
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