Potent Maple Baked Beans

"These are posted for ZWT 2006. Cookin and prep time does not include "standing" time."
Potent Maple Baked Beans created by Nimz_
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  • Wash and pick over beans. Put beans and water in saucepan, cover. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand 1 hour.
  • Return to heat, bring back to a boil, lower heat and simmer, covered, for 40 minutes.
  • Drain beans thougha colander set over a bowl. Reserve 2 1/2 cups of the cooking liquid and set aside.
  • Put bacon in ovenproof casserole or bean pot. Cover with cooked beans.
  • In a bowl, combine onion, salt, mustard, syrup, rum and 2 cups of reserved cooking liquid.
  • Pour mixture over beans.
  • Cover and bake in a 325 degree oven for 3 hours, adding the last 1/2 cup cooking liquid during the last 30 minutes of cooking.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Combine brown sugar and melted butter. Drizzle over beans.
  • Bake, uncovered, for another hour or until liquid has evaporated.

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  1. Gerry
    For most part I have always made my Baked Beans from scratch - what I had never done is make them with maple syrup and rum. I only had a 1/4 cup of the rum but it seemed to be just fine. Have made plenty of great recipes from cans as well - but there is something about slow cooked beans from the oven! Made as posted and while very different from any I have made they were very very good.
  2. Nimz_
    Potent Maple Baked Beans Created by Nimz_
  3. Nimz_
    Potent Maple Baked Beans Created by Nimz_
  4. Nimz_
    We loved the flavor in these beans. I was worried about the small amount of brown sugar but with the maple syrup, it was perfect. Takes some time, but so worth it. I forgot to buy rum before leaving town, so I used Seagrams Seven and it worked out great. Cooking times were right on. Thanks susie Made for ZWT4
  5. Sydney Mike
    This is one of the few time I ever baked beans starting with dried beans, & although I might never make them again, the experience was well worth the effort ~ This recipe makes for some GREAT TASTING baked beans! The addition of the maple syrup & rum was, to say the least, a VERY NICE touch! Thanks for sharing your recipe! [Made & reviewed while on tour in Canada with the Zaar World Tour 4]



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