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Brenda’s Baked Beans

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a main dish by adding sliced hot dogs. —Brenda Brooks, Bowie, Maryland
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + soaking Cook: 10 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Rinse and sort beans; soak according to package directions.
  • Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Transfer beans to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in water, brown sugar, onion, apple juice, bacon, maple syrup, mustard and cinnamon. Cook, covered, on low 10-12 hours or until beans are tender. Stir in salt.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 416 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 12g fiber), 20g protein.

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