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.
- 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
- 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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