Brenda's Baked Beans Recipe
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Brenda's Baked Beans Recipe

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When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a main dish by adding sliced hot dogs. —Brenda Brooks, Bowie, MD
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + soaking Cook: 10 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + soaking Cook: 10 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Rinse and sort beans; soak according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Transfer beans to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in water, brown sugar, onion, apple juice, bacon, maple syrup, mustard and cinnamon. Cook, covered, on low 10-12 hours or until beans are tender. Stir in salt. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Brenda's Baked Beans in Simple & Delicious August/September 2015

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_nlfPA User ID: 1879224 254368
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"This is a wonderful recipe for baked beans. My son makes his own maple syrup and I use it in this recipe."

ryansaunt12 User ID: 6211169 248565
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"Tried but came up short, my family still prefers mine. Nice try but you never know until you do try"

mamamarie User ID: 568814 241584
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"Good recipe. With the brown sugar, maple syrup and apple juice, my husband thought a little sweet for him. Reduced it next time and also eliminated the cinnamon. Better for us that way. Thanks."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 229609
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2015

"Everyone loved these! I used pancake syrup after I realized I was out of the real thing. Decent substitute but would be better with actual maple syrup. I forgot to soak the beans overnight so I cooked them in my pressure cooker for 15 minutes @ 15 lbs pressure, drained them and continued with the other steps."

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