Vermont Maple Baked Beans

Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceAdapted from The Official Vermont Maple Cookbook
Prep time1 hour
Cooking time30 minutes
Total time1 hour, 30 minutes

Description

A classic recipe for a cold day. By the time the beans are done, your house will be nice and toasty. Use local dried beans if available.

Ingredients

1 teaspoon
salt
1 pinch
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
mustard, dried
1  
onion
3/4 cup
maple syrup
1 pound
beans, yellow-eye

Instructions

Wash and pick over beans. Cover with cold water, add soda, and soak overnight. In the morning, rinse beans and boil gently in fresh water to cover until just tender, about 1 hour. Drain off bean water and retain. Preheat oven to 325. Place onion in the bottom of a heavy, oven-proof casserole dish. Add remaining ingredients. Pour in bean water just to cover. Bake, covered, for 3 or more hours. Check periodically, adding bean water as needed. For the last hour cook uncovered to brown top.