Baked beans

Local bacon, the secret ingredient!

Local bacon, the secret ingredient!

Take this one to your next potluck and listen to people say “No way these are canned beans!” The secret is in the bacon – start with bacon from one of our local farmers. Too good!

One medium red onion – chop.

Cut bacon into small pieces. Saute in dutch oven or other oven safe pot until they’re soft. Keep the rendered fat! This is your delicious secret ingredient.

Add the onion and saute for a few minutes.

Stir the beans

Stir the beans

Add 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar. Then add 1/4 cup maple syrup or brown sugar, 1 tbs dry mustard, and salt to taste.

Add 2 cans of great northern or other white beans.

Simmer or bake:
Keep on a back burner and simmer on low for 2 hours, stirring to keep from sticking. Or, pop the dutch oven in the oven and bake at 350′ for two hours. Or, simmer in a crock pot on high for 4 hours or on low overnight.

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