Simple Maple Baked Beans Recipe
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Simple Maple Baked Beans Recipe

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I came up with this recipe in a pinch after running out of baked beans at our oldest daughter's birthday party. I dressed up canned beans with maple syrup and a few other ingredients to produce this sweet, saucy version that tastes like homemade. They're so easy to fix that I rarely make baked beans from scratch anymore.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 cans (28 ounces each) baked beans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 to 1 cup maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 168 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 513mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven or large kettle, cook onion in oil until tender. Add the beans, mustard and garlic salt. Cook over medium heat until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Add maple syrup; heat through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Maple Baked Beans in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p31

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delowenstein 30481
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"I prepared this recipe and I did make adjustments to it! I just used 2 cans (1 lb. each) of Bush's brand baked beans: one home-style type & 1 vegetarian-type & I used 2 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil, 1 medium onion, finely chopped, 1-1/2 tsp. spicy brown prepared mustard, 1 tsp. garlic salt, and 1-1/4 cup diced roast pork. I used just 1/4 cup maple syrup! I BAKED the beans in a 1-3/4-qt. greased casserole dish, uncovered, for 1 hour. Of course, I stirred the mixture well to combine the flavors! My Mom taste-tested this dish & told me that it was very good! I also sampled the beans after I'd baked them! I think that the beans had a HINT of the maple syrup-I'm finding out that sometimes, dishes take some time to mature! I'd probably add maybe 2 Tbsp. ketchup or BBQ sauce the next time I prepare these beans! But all in all, this is a very creative way to dress up ordinary baked beans! Thank you for sharing this recipe with Quick Cooking! delowenstein"

deannasnz 60037
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2012

"After all the fixing up, this still just tastes like plain baked beans from a can."

ashleedanyelle 59918
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"I received compliments on this recipe and I needed a really fast recipe so this did the trick. I would probably add less maple syrup next time. I thought it was a little too sweet"

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