1 White Beans
2 Bay Leaves
1 Onion
3 1/2 Salt Pork
3/4 Ketchup
1/2 Dark Brown Sugar
1/4 Molasses
1 Dry Mustard
1 Fresh Ground Black Pepper


Place beans in a large bowl and cover with water by at least 3 inches.
Soak overnight.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine beans and bay leaves.
Add enough water to cover by 3 inches.
Bring to a boil and continue boiling gently for about 45 minutes or until beans are tender.
Drain beans reserving 4 cups of the cooking liquid.
Preheat oven to 350^F.
In a large oven proof pot with a lid, combine the onion, salt pork, ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, dry mustard and pepper.,
Stir in the beans and 3 cups of the cooking liquid.
Cover the pot tightly with foil and then the lid.
Bake until the beans are very tender and the liquid has been absorbed, about 2+1/2 hours.
Add more liquid as necessary.
Season with salt and pepper.