Great Northern Beans
The Great Northern Bean is a large white bean with a mild flavor and a slightly grainy texture.
Sort carefully and rinse thoroughly. Soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot, covered with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes, until tender. This bean produces foam when boiling, so skim the water regularly.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Great northern beans.
Great Northern Beans are what builds traditional Boston baked beans. Flavored with three sweeteners: maple syrup, brown sugar and molasses. Precook the Great Northern Beans to tender for proper results.