Stovetop Simmered Maple Beans
- 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 brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
In a separate bowl, whisk together maple syrup, brown sugar, ketchup, cider vinegar, mustard power, cayenne, salt and pepper. Pour over beans and onions. Stir to coat. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to very low. Slowly simmer beans, stirring fairly often to prevent sticking. Cook until the sauce is thickened and the beans are flavorful, 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.
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