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Maple baked beans

Total Time
1 hr 45 min
15 min
1 hr 30 min
This is a wonderful vegetarian side dish for any BBQ of party, and it will feed a nice big crowd. Using canned beans saves lots of time and doesn’t compromise flavor. They turn almost to candy as they slowly cook in the oven. The liquid in the can is mixed in to create a rich sauce for the beans. Bacon or salt pork are often added to baked beans to lend a smoky flavor. We use smoked paprika and find it does a nice job filling in for bacon.


Cooking spray

3 spray(s)

Canned white beans

58 oz, 4 (14.5-oz) cans, or navy beans, with the juices

Uncooked onion(s)

1 cup(s), chopped, chopped

Uncooked bell pepper(s)

1 cup(s), chopped

Dark brown sugar

½ cup(s), packed

Maple syrup

¼ cup(s)


2 Tbsp


2 Tbsp, yellow

Chili powder

2 tsp

Garlic clove

2 clove(s), grated

Kosher salt

1½ tsp

Cayenne pepper

½ tsp

Smoked paprika

½ tsp


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat 13-by-9-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Add all ingredients to baking dish and stir gently until completely combined. Cover with foil and bake until beans are plump, nearly all juices have been absorbed, and top is caramelized in spots, about 11⁄2 hours.
  2. Serving size: 1⁄3 cup