How to make it

  • Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven.
  • Cover with water 2-inches above beans; let soak overnight.
  • Drain.
  • Insert cloves in small onion.
  • Add onion, salt pork, bay leaf, and salt to beans.
  • Cover beans with water 3-inches above beans; bring to a boil.
  • Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender, but not soft.
  • Drain, reserving liquid.
  • Add enough water to bean liquid to make 2-1/4 cups; set aside.
  • Discard cloves, onion and bay leaf.
  • Remove salt pork; dice and set aside.
  • Layer HALF of beans in a 2-1/2 quart casserole.
  • Combine salt pork with chopped onion, ham, and garlic; spoon over beans.
  • Top with remaining beans.
  • Combine reserved bean liquid and dry mustard, stirring well; pour over beans.
  • Bake at 350-degrees F for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, pour Rum over top, and bake an additional 45 minutes.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    The rum is a delightful flavor addition, nice bean and worth the work.
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