- Rinse and pick through the beans. Leave them to soak overnight (12 hours) in a large pan filled with water.
- Rinse and strain the beans. Put them in a large saucepan and add enough water to just cover them.
- Season with salt. Bring to the boil and leave to simmer for 30 minutes on a medium heat.
- Cook until soft (they will not soften in the oven so they need to reach the desired texture beforehand).
- Preheat the oven to 120 ˚C (250 ˚F).
- Strain the beans. Put the onions in the bottom of a large casserole or oven-proof dish.
- In a large bowl, mix the beans with the cider vinegar, dry mustard, maple syrup, ketchup and pepper. Pour the combined ingredients over the onions.
- Place the bacon pieces over the top. Add enough water to cover the ingredients by at least an inch.
- Put in the oven and cook without stirring for 7 hours.
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