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Stovetop Simmered Maple Beans

Serves 6 to 8
Time 2 hr 45 min
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.

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  • 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