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!
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.
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.
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.
- 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
- Soak beans overnight. Rinse and drain.
- 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.
- Place beans in bean pot or Dutch oven. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover tightly and place in an oven preheated to 225°F.
- 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.
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.