Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans made with navy beans, maple syrup, brown sugar, peppers and onions are the perfect addition to your Summer BBQ plans.
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.
How do you make Maple Brown Sugar Baked Beans?
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
- 9 pieces bacon, diced
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 4 - (15-ounce)cans navy beans, rinsed and drained
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 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.
- Next, stir in the tomato paste, water, vinegar, sugar, maple syrup and beans and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover the pot and cook for 1-1 ½ hours; stirring occasionally until the sauce has thickened.
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Linda's Portuguese Baked Beans
The perfect side to go with ham! Welcome to Sunday Supper!
Thanks Renee, glad to be here!
Mouthwatering recipe! Nothing better then baked beans with bacon and maple brown sugar!
Thank you Jen!
Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook says
Welcome! Your baked beans look wonderful.
This sounds like the perfect baked bean recipe to me. Bacon, sweetness and savory. Perfect!
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 🙂
Thanks Liz, I'm glad to be here with all of you! I hope he likes these! 🙂
Diana @DandelionGreensBlog says
This looks amazing, and I've been looking for a great baked beans recipe! Welcome to Sunday Supper!
Thank you Diana, glad to be here!
Tammi @Momma's Meals says
I LOVE the flavor in these beans, seems super simple too!
It was really simple to make Tammi. Thanks for stopping by!
Sue Lau says
Great looking recipe. You get nods from me for not using ketchup. *thumbsup* ~s
Thanks Sue~the thought didn't even cross my mind! 🙂
Valerie Cathell Clark says
Nothing like the comfort of maple and brown sugar baked beans! YUM!
Thank you for stopping by Valerie!
I sure do love baked beans and yours look so yummy!!
Thanks for stopping by Susan!
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
Ooh these beans look like the perfect thing to top my toast with in the morning. Love the maple & brown sugar combo!
Thanks so much Thalia, they were delicious!
I love baked beans ... and your version sounds wonderful!
Thank you so much for stopping by to let me know Kimberly!
Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm says
Welcome to Sunday Supper. These beans are very similar to mine from the recipe I got from my Mom. Thanks for sharing
My daughter would be all over these beans and not let anyone have a single one!!
They were pretty popular here too! Thanks for stopping by Tara.
This would make a bean lover out of anyone!
Cindys Recipes and Writings says
Classic baked beans, love them!
Thanks for stopping by Cindy!
Constance Smith says
I think baked beans my FAVORITE beans of all.
Thanks for stopping by Constance!
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen says
Mmmmmm Carrie these sound absolutely wonderful!! Welcome to the Sunday Supper Family
Thanks Bobbi, glad to be here! 🙂
Looks great, but I can't have vinegar. What can be added instead?
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
You can leave it out, should be fine!
These look amazing! Could I avoid the brown sugar by doubling the maple syrup?
Carrie's Experimental Kitchen says
I don't see why not!