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Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans #SundaySupper

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Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans | Carrie's Experimental Kitchen #beans #sundaysupper #glutenfree

Well, it’s my first official foray into the #SundaySupperMovement and I’m kicking it off with my recipe for Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans as we celebrate “Beantastic” recipes this week.

When people think of making homemade baked beans, the general consensus is that they take hours to make; when in actuality you can make tasty beans right at home in a little over an hour. I first made this recipe this past summer and brought it to a family gathering. Everyone loved them! I never got around to posting the recipe, but with March Madness coming up, these Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans would be the perfect addition to your viewing party.

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For this recipe I started off by rendering some bacon in my Dutch oven on top of the stove; then added onions, peppers and garlic. Next I added tomato paste, water, vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup and canned Navy beans; which I prefer using over the dry version so I don’t have to soak the beans overnight. I then allowed everything to simmer on top of the stove for about an hour until all of the flavors melded together, but if you want to put them in your slow cooker to cook over a slower period of time, that would work too. These beans were delicious. Seriously, I could have made a meal just on these beans alone. ~Enjoy!

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Stovetop Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Sides
Serves: Serves 10-12
  • 9 Pieces Bacon, diced
  • 1 c. Chopped Onion
  • 1 Green Pepper, diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 6oz. Tomato Paste
  • 2 c. Water
  • 2 tbsp. White Vinegar
  • 1 c. Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 c. Maple Syrup
  • 4 - 15(ounce) Cans Navy Beans, rinsed and drained
  • Kosher Salt, as desired
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper, as desired
  1. In a Dutch oven or large pot, render the bacon until it's cooked through and crispy; then add the onion, peppers and garlic and saute 3-5 minutes until the vegetables start to soften.
  2. Next, stir in the tomato paste, water, vinegar, sugar, maple syrup and beans and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover the pot and cook for 1-1½ hours; stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened.

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  1. Renee
    March 1, 2015 at 7:01 am - Reply

    The perfect side to go with ham! Welcome to Sunday Supper!

  2. Jen
    March 1, 2015 at 8:36 am - Reply

    Mouthwatering recipe! Nothing better then baked beans with bacon and maple brown sugar!

  3. Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook
    March 1, 2015 at 10:25 am - Reply

    Welcome! Your baked beans look wonderful.

  4. Christie
    March 1, 2015 at 11:03 am - Reply

    This sounds like the perfect baked bean recipe to me. Bacon, sweetness and savory. Perfect!

  5. Liz
    March 1, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    SO glad you’ve joined us, Carrie! Your beans look magnificent! One of my hubby’s favorites and I don’t make them nearly enough according to him. Thanks for giving me a wonderful new recipe to try 🙂

  6. Diana @DandelionGreensBlog
    March 1, 2015 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    This looks amazing, and I’ve been looking for a great baked beans recipe! Welcome to Sunday Supper!

  7. Tammi @Momma's Meals
    March 1, 2015 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    I LOVE the flavor in these beans, seems super simple too!

  8. Sue Lau
    March 1, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Great looking recipe. You get nods from me for not using ketchup. *thumbsup* ~s

  9. Valerie Cathell Clark
    March 1, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Nothing like the comfort of maple and brown sugar baked beans! YUM!

  10. Amanda
    March 1, 2015 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    I sure do love baked beans and yours look so yummy!!

  11. Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
    March 1, 2015 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by Susan!

  12. Thalia @ butter and brioche
    March 2, 2015 at 2:42 am - Reply

    Ooh these beans look like the perfect thing to top my toast with in the morning. Love the maple & brown sugar combo!

  13. Kimberly
    March 2, 2015 at 11:43 am - Reply

    I love baked beans … and your version sounds wonderful!

  14. Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm
    March 2, 2015 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Welcome to Sunday Supper. These beans are very similar to mine from the recipe I got from my Mom. Thanks for sharing

  15. Tara
    March 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    My daughter would be all over these beans and not let anyone have a single one!!

  16. Sarah
    March 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    This would make a bean lover out of anyone!

  17. Cindys Recipes and Writings
    March 6, 2015 at 6:00 am - Reply

    Classic baked beans, love them!

  18. Constance Smith
    March 6, 2015 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I think baked beans my FAVORITE beans of all.

  19. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
    March 10, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Mmmmmm Carrie these sound absolutely wonderful!! Welcome to the Sunday Supper Family

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