Baked Maple Beans

Baked Maple Beans are really easy to cook! Of course, you need a night to soak the beans and then two hours to bake them in an oven… But hands are free almost all the cooking time and the result is highly satisfying.  

A bowl with juicy Baked Maple Beans.
Baked Maple Beans

Total Time to Cook Ten Servings of Baked Maple Beans – 10 Hours 40 Min.

Ingredients

  • dried navy beans: 1 pound
  • 4 bacon slices (chopped) – optional
  • onion (chopped): 1/2 cup
  • Viking Farms Maple Sugar: 1/4 cup
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 1/4 cup
  • dry mustard: 1 tablespoon
  • salt: 1 teaspoon
  • black pepper (freshly ground): 1/4 teaspoon
  • water: 6 cups (divided)

Instructions

Sort and wash beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Cover with water to 2 inches above beans; cover and let stand 8 hours.

Drain beans. Wipe pan dry with a paper towel.

Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add onion; reduce heat to medium, and cook 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Combine maple sugar and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; stir well. Add water (1 cup); stir until well blended.

Add beans to the pan, stirring to coat. Stir in brown sugar mixture. Add water (5 cups); bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Turn on an oven and preheat it to 300°. Cook Baked Maple Beans for 2 hours – beans should be tender, stirring occasionally.

Useful VermontMapleSyrup tips to make your Salad Dressings, Dips and Sauces even tastier!

  • Viking Farms Maple goes a long way in dressings, dips, and sauces;
  • Use 1 tbsp for 2 cups of salad dressing and more to taste;
  • Viking Farms Maple is a perfect pairing with balsamic, apple cider and red wine vinegar, herbs (sage rosemary, thyme, basil, parsley), olive oil, fruit purees, and chili spices;
  • Use 1 tbsp for 1 cup of dip or sauce;
  • Great in cheese, onion, cream, and spicy dips!

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