traditional bean hole

Welcome to a traditional bean hole supper. The process was originated by Native Americans and modified in Maine logging camps. A pit is dug in the ground, often lined with stones, and a fire is stoked within it until a hot bed of coals form. A cast iron pot is filled with pre-soaked beans and other ingredients like molasses, maple syrup, dry mustard, onions, and salted pork. It’s lowered into the hole, covered with dirt, and slow-cooked, making for tender, tasty beans. Several pots can be cooked at once. Our friend added pineapple to one of his. It was my favorite! Thanks for visiting!