1In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat 8 cups water and beans to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil uncovered 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 1 hour; drain.
2Heat oven to 350°F. In same 5-quart Dutch oven, cook and stir salt pork over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes, until lightly browned. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat. Cover; place in oven and bake 1 hour.
3Stir beans; remove cover. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender and of desired consistency. If desired, transfer beans to a casserole for serving.