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Hearty Maple Beans Recipe
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Hearty Maple Beans Recipe

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"I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste," notes Marge Glassic from Easton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great side dish for a backyard barbecue with hamburgers and hot dogs. It can be made in advance and kept warm in a slow cooked for hours without losing any flavor."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In drippings, cook sausage and onion over medium-high heat until sausage is lightly browned. Stir in bacon and remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Maple Beans in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p59

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2014

"Great flavors! We use crumbled pork sausage instead of the keilbasa. Also, we have simply prepared and served stovetop on a few occassions. A easy recipe to follow and made the perfect amount for 5 adults. Everyone like the addition of bacon!"

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"These beans had such a great flavor! I fixed them for a large church group, and everyone raved about them. My husband loved them as well, and when he took the leftovers for lunch the next day, he said they tasted even better the next day. Definitely putting them in my favorite recipes."

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