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Vermont Baked Beans Recipe

Vermont Baked Beans Recipe

These baked beans are nothing like the canned variety you may be used to. The rich sauce has wonderful smokiness from chopped bacon and a subtle sweetness from maple syrup.—Elizabeth Horton, Brattleboro, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Bake: 3 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 pound thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • 1. Soak beans according to package directions. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Return beans to Dutch oven; add water. Bring to a boil.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp; drain. Stir the onion, syrup, salt, mustard, pepper and bacon into the beans.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 300° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until beans are tender and reach desired consistency, stirring every 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 317 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 784mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 9g fiber), 14g protein.

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tsuop User ID: 6274346 147881
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2014

"I was happy to find this recipe. I've just been put on a special diet & maple syrup is the only natural sweetner I can have. Thank you !!"

Womer User ID: 5292955 130376
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"These are similar to the ones my mom used to make. Very delicious."

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