September 4, 2015

Maple Baked Beans

On the Menu Today~
Maple Baked Beans

With summer winding down and
many schools starting soon...
Are you ready for one more baked bean recipe?

Maple baked beans are both Sweet and Spicy...
The sweetness comes from the maple syrup and
crushed pineapple....
spicy from your choice of barbecue sauce.
Hope you enjoyed your summer...

on to all the recipes associated with Fall...
Apples, Squash, Pumpkins, Soups and Stews.
Comfort Food here we come.....

Maple Baked Beans

  • 1 pound great northern beans, soaked overnight
  • water to cover beans and soaked overnight
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 6 slices bacon, cut into thirds
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup (spicy) barbecue sauce
  • 5 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple
  • 2 to 3 cups reserved bean water
Cooking Directions
  1. To soak beans overnight: place beans in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add enough cold water to cover beans. Cover the saucepan or Dutch oven, let stand at room temperature at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain and thoroughly rinse beans.
  2. In same Dutch oven, combine soaked beans, 10 cups water and baking soda. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Drain beans, reserving 2 to 3 cups bean liquid.
  3. Preheat oven to 300ยบ F
  4. In a large casserole dish or bean pot, combine cooked beans, onion and bacon.
  5. Stir in maple syrup, ketchup, barbecue sauce, vinegar, salt, pepper, mustard, ginger, liquid smoke and crushed pineapple. Stir in 1 cup reserved bean liquid.
  6. Bake, covered for 2 to 4 hours or until desired consistency.
  7. Stir beans occasionally and add more reserved bean liquid if needed.
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