The ultimate summer maple baked bean recipe that is simple, delicious and what every summer cookout needs!
There is a reason some dishes remain classics when it comes to summer cookouts. This is our tried and true Pappy & Company Maple Baked Beans that will have your guests coming back for seconds. The secret ingredient? Our Maple Syrup of course, along with bacon bites to add a bit of savory flavor and crunch to this side dish.
While you can easily use canned beans if you are in a pinch for time, we find that using dried navy beans really adds a better flavor profile that makes the extra step all worthwhile.
I live for the long summer days, cool summer nights, and the time spent huddled around the picnic table eating good food, and making memories.
Ingredient preparation Tips:
If you're in a pinch, use a 16 oz can of navy beans to save time!SHOP THE PRODUCT
If using canned beans skip to step 3
Rinse beans; place in a 4-qt. Dutch oven. Cover with 2 qts. cold water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour.
Drain and rinse beans. Return beans to Dutch oven; cover with remaining water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until almost tender. Drain and reserve liquid.
In a 2-1/2-qt. casserole or bean pot, combine beans with all remaining ingredients. Cover and bake at 325° for 2-1/2 hours or until tender (less time is required for canned version). Stir occasionally; add reserved bean liquid (or water), if necessary.