Maple Baked Beans

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Maple Baked Beans

Maple Baked Beans
Servings 6


  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon English-style dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup Grade B maple syrup or Grade A maple syrup flavored with 3 drops maple extract
  • 8 cups water
  • 1/2 pound bacon chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove chopped fine
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cups dried navy beans picked over and rinsed


  • In a 7 1/2-quart ovenproof heavy kettle measuring about 12 inches across combine beans, onion, garlic, bacon, and water and simmer, covered partially, 1 hour. Ladle out and reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid.

    Preheat oven to 300°F.

    In a bowl stir together reserved cooking liquid, maple syrup, mustard, and paprika until combined well and stir into bean mixture with enough additional water to just cover beans.

    Bake beans, covered, adding water at hourly intervals to keep mixture just covered, 5 hours.

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