Published Mar 5th
Maple and Ginger Baked Beans
Prep 1h Cook 10h Additional 8h Ready In 19h
Servings 10 servings Calories 384.3

Baked beans made from scratch in the slow cooker. It takes a lot of time to cook, but not a lot of work. Use Yellow Eye beans if they are available in your area, and grade A amber maple syrup if you can.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds dry great Northern beans
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 4 ounces salt pork, diced
  • ¾ cup real maple syrup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups boiling water

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Soak the dried beans in a large pot of water overnight, then drain. Refill the pot with water, and bring to a boil. Simmer until beans are tender, about 1 hour.
  2. 2 While the beans are cooking, mix together the maple syrup, molasses, brown sugar, ginger, mustard powder, salt, pepper and water. Set aside.
  3. 3 Place onion wedges into the bottom of a 3 quart or larger slow cooker. Place salt pork cubes over the onion. Drain the beans, and transfer to the slow cooker. Pour the maple syrup mixture over the beans. If there is not enough liquid to cover the beans, add a little more hot water.
  4. 4 Cover, and cook on the Low setting for 10 to 12 hours, or cook on High for 5 to 6 hours. If cooking the beans on High, you will want to check occasionally in case they need a little bit more water. If the beans are too juicy for your liking, leave the lid off for the last 30 minutes to steam off some of the liquid.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 384.3
  • Carbohydrate 62 g
  • Cholesterol 9.8 mg
  • Fat 10 g
  • Fiber 11.3 g
  • Protein 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.6 g
  • Sodium 289.7 mg
  • Sugar 24.6 g


  1. This is terrific - if you don't want to to deal with dry beans (or forgot to soak them overnight like I did) you can use 4 cans of unseasoned great northern beans. just rinse them really good and watch the amount of water you add you won't need quite as much. This was a - Read more ...
  2. My significant other wanted to try to make home made baked beans so I found this recipe and gave it to him to make while I was gone for the day. I came home the house smelled wonderful and the beans were great. He used 1/2 pkg of smoked bacon cuz that's what we had. - Read more ...
  3. This was a hit! I used a 1/2 of bacon instead of the salted pork. Cooked in slow cooker on low for 10 hrs and took the lid off the last hr. No problems with the beans having too much liquid. I am moaking again this weekend for another bday party.
  4. I use a half pound of bacon diced and fried in place of the salt pork. I sometimes use all molasses instead of the maple syrup. No matter how you make this one it is a keeper and tastes delicious.
  5. I had to try these after reading the creator's review - her approach to cooking sounded like mine. The only modification I made was to use heaping teaspoons of ginger and mustard (it's a habit) and they're fabulous. Precooked and then into the crock pot on low for 11.5 hours... they're for dinner tomorrow and - Read more ...
  6. Just a comment on this recipe I submitted. Wow, haven't looked at this site in awhile... anyhow, in defense of this recipe... this is a variation of the more traditional New England baked bean dish (made with just brown sugar and/or molasses with ground mustard) and it is meant to be "subtle". Bland and slightly - Read more ...
  7. After reading the reviews I was a little leary to try this recipe. I will have to say that I am very glad I did. There were a few subtle things that I changed only because of previous experience with cooking beans. The first was I added an extra cup of water so that the - Read more ...
  8. Not sure what I did wrong but these were not good - they came out very bland. My husband and I stood over the crock pot repeatedly tasting then adding various spices we thought were missing until we finally gave up. I did discover through this recipe however that real maple syrup is heaven on - Read more ...
  9. Without reviews i tried this & it is very good. I liked the ginger in the recipe gave it new kick! I'd of never thought of putting ginger in this dish. I only gave it 4 stars even though it tastes wonderful because i think this much real maple syrup is a bit expensive to - Read more ...