Total Time
10hrs 10mins
Prep 5 hrs 30 mins
Cook 4 hrs 40 mins


  1. Rinse beans until water comes clean, place beans in a large bowl and cover with water let soak for 5 hours keep water.
  2. preheat oven to 200°F.
  3. In bottom of casserole dish or roasting pan place slivered bacon and cook until crisp on top of stove.
  4. Add beans, onion, garlic cook for 5-10 minutes on medium heat.
  5. Combine all other ingredients in separate bowl, mix well then add to baking dish with other mixture.
  6. Mix all ingredients well, add enough of the saved water to cover, do not throw out remaining water, as beans cook more water may be needed.
  7. Cook covered for 4 1/2 hours at 200°F, stir occasionally to prevent sticking, add water at these times when needed.
Most Helpful

I had never made baked beans before and tried this recipe because it was similar to what I remember my grandmother doing -- I added ham chunks to the recipe and substitued HP sauce for the Worchestershire Sauce and they turned out very good -- I had more than doubled the recipe and added twice the amount of molasses -- we just love them -- thanks for the starting point Andrew

Andrew66 October 22, 2001

WOW, wonderful taste! After soaking the beans we cooked just the beans in a crock pot overnight. Then in the morning put the ingredients together in a bowl and add beans to mix (discard water). Then put all back into the crock to simmer on low for a couple hours. Instead of the maple suger we used 1/2 cup molasses and 1/2 cup brown sugar to give it more of a maritime flavour. I used 2 tbl spoons of wet mustard only because I didn't have dry.

Richard Howe April 21, 2002

I had a lot of trouble with this recipe. Some of it was the chefs fault. I got called to work before the 5 hour soak time was up so my beans soaked about 17 hours. I mis-read the recipe and baked uncovered for 4 1/2 hours @ 200F. The beans were not near done and chrunchy. Retutned them to the oven for 2 hours. Still crunchy. Reread the recipe for the 4th time and discovered they were suppose to be covered, baked 4 hours more covered. Still not done. Since this a Canadian recipe, could the 200F state be 200C. The taste was there. If I make it again, I will overnight it in the crockpot on low.

Roger/OH September 03, 2003