Stovetop Simmered Maple Beans

Stovetop Simmered Maple Beans

Serves 6 to 8
Slowly simmered organic white beans combine with maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, ketchup and a touch of cayenne for a sweet, tangy take on traditional baked beans. Cooked on the stove top or in a crock pot, these tasty beans are well-suited for feeding a crowd.
  • 1 pound dried navy or other white beans
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup natural brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
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Soak beans overnight. Drain and cook in a large pot according to package instruction when beans come to a boil. Cook the beans until they are tender but not mushy. Drain.

Return beans to the pot. Toss with sliced onion. In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar and all spices. Pour over beans and onions. Stir well. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to very low. Slowly simmer beans, stirring fairly often to prevent sticking. Cook for about 1 1/2 hours partially covered. Adjust seasonings to taste before serving.

To cook beans in a slow cooker, toss cooked beans and onions in a crock pot. Whisk together all remaining ingredients. Pour over the beans and onions stirring well. Cover and cook over low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours, stirring occasionally, if possible.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 410 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 370mg sodium, 91g carbohydrates, (16 g dietary fiber, 47g sugar), 13g protein.
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