Once you try Maple Baked Beans, I promise you'll never buy canned baked beans again. The flavors in this recipe are undeniably delicious-hints of onion and bell pepper with a sweet, smoky maple sauce.
Maple Baked Beans are the perfect complement to just about anything and they're super easy to make! I usually serve them with smoked ham or foolproof oven-baked ribs.
This recipe has a ton of flavor from the onions and bell peppers, as well as the maple sauce! You can make these as mild or spicy as you prefer and it's great for a large gathering. Make this recipe on the stove-top, oven, or slow-cooker.
What Kind of Beans Should I Use?
Navy beans are an excellent starting point for this recipe. Rinse and drain the beans first, then start adding the other ingredients. Another option is to use canned baked beans and add the onion, bell pepper and maple syrup.
Can I Make Baked Beans in a Slow Cooker?
Absolutely! Put drained navy beans in the crockpot with a little bit of water; make the maple sauce in a separate bowl. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker for about 2 hours on low.
Maple baked beans will be on your "go-to" list for your next picnic, barbecue or pot luck! The addition of bell pepper and onion gives a little kick to the sweet barbecue sauce. I'm not kidding, these baked beans have a personality of their own!!!
You might like them with a Hot Pastrami Sandwich!
How Long Do I Bake the Beans?
This recipe calls for 60 ounces of beans and bakes for 30 minutes. If you use more beans, increase the cooking time.
- 4 15 oz. cans navy beans rinsed and drained
- 2 cups sweet yellow onion chopped
- 2 large green bell peppers chopped
- 2 T dry mustard
- 2 cups barbecue sauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- Preheat oven to 350
- Rinse and drain beans
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, folding the beans in last
- Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes