Stovetop Simmered Maple Beans

Stovetop Simmered Maple Beans

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Recipe Rating: 3.64657
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.
Ingredients: 
  • 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
Method: 
Soak beans overnight. Drain and transfer to a large pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until they are tender but not mushy, about 1 hour (depending on the variety of beans used). Drain and return to the pot and add the onion.

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.
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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