Maple Onion Baked Beans

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs 40 mins

The secret ingredient in this recipe is the 1 envelope of dried onion soup mix (from a 2.0oz box). My mom gave me this recipe with molasses in it, but I omitted that and added maple syrup. This is a tried and true recipe that has been enjoyed for decades.

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  1. Wash beans, cover and soak overnight. Drain and combine with 6 cups water.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 40 minutes until tender.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees.
  4. Drain beans, reserving 1 1/2 cups liquid.
  5. Place beans in bean pot, mix in onion soup mix, maple syrup, mustard, brown sugar and bean liquid.
  6. Place cut up salt pork in center of beans if desired. (Omit for vegetarian beans).
  7. Bake covered for 5 hours. Stir every hour and add more water if necessary.


Most Helpful

Wonderful. I added some molasses, that's it. I put portions in ziplocks and froze them in serving portions that I defrosted and served as wanted.

Nicola Leeja February 20, 2010

Made this for a family bar-b-q when I wanted a baked bean that was a little differant and this was it. The maple syrup gave it that extra something I was looking for. I used maple bacon as I didn't have salt pork and did add a teaspoon of liquid smoke - YUM!!! This was enjoyed by all, thanks Kelbel for posting.

Bonnie G #2 May 11, 2009

Delicious recipe! The maple syrup really gives a nice flavor. I used a ham hock while I cooked the beans. I did cook the beans longer than 40 minutes since I had the ham hock in with them and cut the baking down to 3 1/2 hours, also added 1 more Tbs of brown sugar for more sweetness. Made for the cook-a-thron in memory of Kelbels Dh Eric.

Marsha D. January 26, 2009

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