Speed Scratch Maple Chipotle Baked Beans
Slow baking beans produces a perfect texture and deep flavor unlike others. Maple Chipotle baked beans are sweetened with Vermont maple syrup and cane sugar, have a hint of smoky heat and are an excellent source of fiber.
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates
1/2 cup warm water or beer
1 medium yellow onion, small dice
1 medium red or green bell pepper, seeded and small dice
1 jalapeño pepper, small dice
1 tbsp vegetable oil
5 cans baked beans (any variety)
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 cups S&F Maple Bacon Chipotle sauce
1/4 cup water or beer
Large sauté pan
Oven safe earthenware dish
- Soak raisins or chopped dates in the water for about 1 hour.
- While raisins are soaking. Dice the onions, bell pepper and green chili peppers
- About 15 minutes prior to the of dried fruit soak, preheat the oven to 225°F
- Next, heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium-low heat
- Sauté or sweat the onions, bell and jalapeño pepper until translucent, about 10 minutes.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the soaked dried fruit, cooked vegetables, baked beans, brown sugar, and the S&F Maple Bacon Chipotle sauce, and mix well. Place the mixture in the earthenware dish and bake uncovered for 1 ½ – 2 hours.
- Add water or beer as needed to keep the beans from drying out, use a spoon to lightly refresh the beans.
- Pro Tip – check the beans about every 30- 40 minutes, and add liquid as needed.
- Remove the beans from the oven and mix well.