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Maple Homestyle Baked Beans

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By Jessica Robinson | Dec 7, 2017

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Make these baked beans as a side dish for a get-together.
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“A Farmgirl’s Table” by Jessica Robinson is full of fresh country dishes.
  • 4 hr 45 min

    DURATION

  • 4 hr 30 min

    COOK TIME

  • 14 min

    PREP TIME

  • 6 to 8 servings

    SERVINGS

    Ingredients

  • 1 (16-ounce) bag navy beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3⁄4 cup molasses
  • 1⁄ 2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup stoneground mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 8 slices Hickory smoked thick-cut bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled, chopped finely
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped small
  • Onion powder
  • Freshly ground black peppe

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Drain the water from the beans. Place the beans into a large pot, and cover with fresh water.
  • Add the baking soda, and bring water to a boil over high heat. Continue to boil for about 10-12 minutes, removing the foam with a large serving spoon. Drain beans into a colander and rinse.
  • Transfer beans into a large ovenproof pot and cover with warm water. Add the molasses, brown sugar, maple syrup, ketchup, mustard, chopped onion, green pepper and bacon; season to taste with onion powder and pepper.
  • Cook the beans for about 4 to 5 hours or until beans get really dark in color and the sauce thickens. Check periodically; if the beans dry out during the cooking process, add more water. By the end of the cooking process, the sauce should be thick.

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