Slow Cooker Maple Baked Beans
This recipe is rich and hearty, and fills your home with rich aroma as it gently cooks in the slow cooker.
- 2 cups (450 grams) dried navy or white beans
- 1 onion, peeled and chopped
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- 250 grams salt pork, rind removed and diced
- ¼ cup tomato paste
- ¼ cup molasses
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Rinse beans, cover with water, and let soak overnight. The next day, drain the beans, put them in a pot and cover with water.
Bring beans to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the skin on the beans splits when you blow on it.
Reserve 2 cups of the cooking water and set aside, then drain the beans and put them in the slow cooker with chopped onion, maple syrup, salt pork, tomato paste, molasses, apple cider vinegar, mustard, paprika and reserved cooking water.
Cover slow cooker and cook on low for 4-6 hours until beans are soft.
Serve with thick slices of crusty bread and a good bottle of red wine.