Maple Bacon Baked Beans

By Erika on June 11th, 2013 / / No Comments
These Maple Bacon Baked Beans are tangy, sweet and savory…so delicious and a cookout MUST! I put mine in individual cups and spoons. Canned navy beans can be substituted to save time and effort, you will just skip the overnight soaking and will not need to cook in the oven as long.

Maple Bacon Baked Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry navy beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 strips bacon, cut in 1/2" pieces and cooked until about half-way done (do not crisp and reserve the fat)
  • 1 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Soak the navy beans in the water overnight in a Dutch oven or large pot. After soaking overnight, add baking soda and bay leaf, and bring to a boil over high heat. After you've reached a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain beans into a colander that is placed over a large pot or bowl, and save the liquid. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place the drained beans into a small Dutch oven, or pot. Add about 1/4 of the bacon and all the fat. Set the rest of the bacon aside for garnish- you will be crisping the bacon later. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined. Pour some the reserved water into pot- just enough to cover the beans. Cover pot and place in the center rack of oven for 2 hours, checking half-way through to add reserved liquid if the beans are too dry. Remove from oven and check to see if the beans are tender. If not tender enough, add some more reserved water and cook until tender.When bean are tender, remove from the oven and place Dutch oven or pot on the stove over medium heat uncovered for about 30 minutes until the liquid thickens. During this last step, cook the remaining bacon pieces until slightly crispy and cooked through and set aside for garnish.
  2. When the liquid is the desired consistency, remove from heat and serve with bacon pieces on top and drizzled maple syrup.
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