Quicker Boston Baked Beans
This cookout classic has been around for ages, but does it have to take ages to make?
Why This Recipe Works
We love authentic Boston baked beans but don’t always have the five to six extra hours they require. To get the same creamy texture fast, we first simmer dried beans with a little baking soda. The soda jump starts their softening, allowing us to shave the baking time down to two hours. We boost the flavor with well-browned salt pork, rich dark brown sugar, and beefy Worcestershire; a little Dijon mustard and cider vinegar add the requisite tang.