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Hearty Maple Beans

 Hearty Maple Beans
"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."
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Polish Kielbasa Sausage 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


  • 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.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 25-30
  • minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 375 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,021 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer