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Hearty Maple Beans

I modified this recipe to suit my family's taste. 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. —Margaret Glassic, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 294 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 673mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 6g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • avdp578
    Feb 19, 2018

    Decent recipe but I felt the vinegar flavor was a little too strong for my liking (which is odd because I am usually a fan of vinegar). I did love that they included kielbasa in this recipe.

  • PrplMonky5
    Nov 15, 2016

    My husband thought they were a 5-star, but I wasn't completely sold. They tasted a step above normal brown sugar baked beans to me. I think it needs a few changes to make it a 5 star, but don't get me wrong, this was still a delicious recipe. I think next time I won't cook the onions quite as long. I think if the onions were crunchier, that would give an added texture to the meal. I'd also like to see some other vegetable thrown in to make it a more complete meal, but not sure which one. I did very much enjoy the bacon (who wouldn't??). The sausage we used was the precooked andouille sausage, which gave the recipe a nice little kick (but not too spicy). I also used pure maple syrup. Overall, a good recipe, but I will tweak it a bit. I'd definitely make this again.

  • mamaknowsbest
    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!

  • imn2prays
    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.

  • jeanie toland-scott
    Aug 14, 2007

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