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Old Fashioned Maple Baked Beans

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Delicious from scratch maple baked beans are a perfect side dish for your next bbq or potluck. Plus there are some great ideas from some of my friends. Burgers, sides, desserts and more!

bean pot filled with maple and candian bacon flavored baked beans.

 These old fashioned baked beans are slow cooked to perfection.  They are flavored with great Canadian bacon and maple syrup. 

It is the perfect combination of sweet and savory.  It is a great side dish for so many meals!

It is finally grilling season again!  For whatever reason, when I think of grilled meat baked beans are one of the sides that come to mind.

 Are you making burgers?  You’ll need some baked beans.

  Is pulled pork on your menu?  Baked beans!

 Grilling chicken?  Make baked beans!

 My grandma recently gave me my great-grandma’s bean pot and I couldn’t wait to use it.  I love using things that generations of my family have used, there is just so much history and love in the pot that it has to make the food that much better.

old fashioned bean pot filled with baked bean ingredients.

   The only problem was, if I was going to go through the effort of using the bean pot I wanted to go full bore.  I didn’t want to start with beans in a can, I wanted to start with dried beans and do the whole thing.

    When I saw this recipe for Quebec Maple Baked Beans over at She Loves Biscotti, I knew I had found the recipe I wanted to try.

    It was different than any of the baked beans I had ever tried, and nothing like the ones you normally find in the cans.  Plus I had some homemade Canadian bacon in the freezer from one of K.C.’s smoking experiments, so that had to go in too.

     How much more fun could it get than that?!  Homemade beans in my great-grandma’s pot with Canadian bacon my brother made.

bowl of blond baked beans ready to eat.

    The beans turned out delicious.  They definitely take some time and a bit of work, but they were so full of flavor and the texture was perfect.

   You can make them in the slow cooker as well.  Head over to She Loves Biscotti for those directions.

More great BBQ side dish recipes:

If you are in a hurry, make maple bacon baked beans in the instant pot. It is an updated version of this old fashioned goodness.

Or serve up meaty delicious cowboy beans at your next bbq. They are a hearty and easy to make side dish that is made right in your slow cooker!

For a not so bean-y side dish, whip up some deviled egg potato salad. It is perfect for a picnic, potluck and bbq.

Yield: 10 Servings

Old Fashioned Maple Baked Beans

bean pot filled with maple and candian bacon flavored baked beans.

Delicious from scratch maple baked beans are a perfect side dish for your next bbq or potluck. Plus there are some great ideas from some of my friends. Burgers, sides, desserts and more!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb dry navy beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon molasses
  • 2 Tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 pound Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Soak beans overnight. Rinse and drain.
  2. Place in a large pot and cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil, then drop to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from heat then rinse and drain again.
  3. Place beans in bean pot or Dutch oven. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover tightly and place in an oven preheated to 225°F.
  4. Bake for 5 1/2 hours. Then remove lid and stir. Add water if necessary, then bake for another half hour with the lid off.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 252Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 475mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 17g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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Delicious from scratch maple baked beans are a perfect side dish for your next bbq or potluck. Plus there are some great ideas from some of my friends. Burgers, sides, desserts and more!

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Amy

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

That is neat that you have your grandmothers pot and your brother making the bacon! I bet those were some amazing beans.😋

Carlee

Thursday 8th of June 2017

I am definitely lucky! Though neither was necessary, both helped add that little extra secret ingredient of love to the recipe!

Shirley

Sunday 19th of June 2016

One of the great foods of summer is some really good baked beans!! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. This recipe sounds delicious. If I break out the bean pot, it's going to definitely be good!

Carlee

Monday 20th of June 2016

I loved the nostalgia of using the bean pot. I also wanted them to be something a little different if I was going to go through the effort. These were worth it! I hope you love them if you give them a try.

Andrea

Sunday 19th of June 2016

Sounds delicious! I know my husband will love this! Stumbled to make after our cleanse is over! :-)

Carlee

Monday 20th of June 2016

Oh my! This will be especially delicious after a cleanse!

Unknown

Friday 17th of June 2016

We love baked beans at our house and this recipe sounds divine!! Thanks for sharing :)

Carlee

Friday 17th of June 2016

Thank you, they really are quite good!

Frugal Hausfrau

Friday 17th of June 2016

I have a bean pot, too, I've been meaning to use! What a wonderful thing to have your Great Grandma's!

They look delish!

Mollie

Carlee

Friday 17th of June 2016

It definitely takes some time to do them that way, but it was a lot of fun!

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