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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.

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Yield: 10 Servings
Old Fashioned Maple Baked Beans

Old Fashioned Maple 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!
Prep time: 15 MCook time: 6 H & 15 MTotal time: 6 H & 30 M


  • 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


  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.
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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.😋


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!


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!


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.


Sunday 19th of June 2016

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


Monday 20th of June 2016

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

Miz Helen

Friday 17th of June 2016

A great collection of grilling sides, they all look delicious! Hope you have a very special Fathers Day Weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen


Sunday 19th of June 2016

Thanks, Miz Helen! We actually hosted a grilling competition yesterday, it was a blast! I hope you are having a great weekend as well.


Friday 17th of June 2016

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


Friday 17th of June 2016

Thank you, they really are quite good!