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Homemade Pork and Beans (makes 6 pints )

  • 1 quart dried navy beans (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/4 lb salt pork, cut into pieces
  • 1 quart tomato juice 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


Put beans in a large pot. Add water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let the beans sit for one hour. Drain and cover with boiling water; boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes; drain. (Instead of doing this, I soaked my beans overnight)
Combine tomato juice, sugar, salt, onion and spices and bring it up to a boil. Pack 1 cup of beans into hot jar and put in a piece of salt pork and then fill jar about 3/4 full with beans. Ladle hot tomato sauce to within 1 inch from top of jar. Remove air bubbles from the jar and refill to proper headspace if necessary. Wipe rims and add hot lids/rings to the jars. Process in pressure canner for 65 minutes for pints and 75 minutes for quarts at 10 lbs of pressure for weighted gauge and 11lbs of pressure for dial gauge.

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