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Hearty Maple Beans Recipe

Hearty Maple Beans Recipe

"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. YIELD: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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer