Maple Baked Beans

This delicious side combines the hearty nutrition of beans with sweet, seasonal maple flavor.

Serves 6

What You Need:

  • 2 cups dried anasazi beans (or small white Navy or pinto beans)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame meal (toasted sesame seeds pulverized in blender)
  • 1 small onion, peeled
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (grade B is the best for this recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

What You Do:

  1. Soak the beans in enough water to cover them for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Drain the soaking water and coverbeans with 6 cups fresh water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the beans and reserve the cooking water.
  3. Place the beans in a casserole or bean pot and mix with the sesame meal. Insert the onion in the center.
  4. Mix the maple syrup with 3/4 cup of the reserved bean liquid, salt, and dry mustard. Pour over the beans. Add just enough bean liquid to cover the beans. Cover the pot and bake for 2 hours.
  5. Add the remaining bean liquid, stir well, and bake for 1-1/2 to 2 hours, or until the beans are very soft and the liquid is absorbed (uncover for the last half hour or so). Adjust sweetness to taste. Serve hot.

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