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Feves au Lard Maison (Baked Beans with Maple Syrup)

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"Baked beans are a classic dish in Quebec cuisine, often served during the Christmas holidays, and are traditionally prepared with lard and sweetened with maple syrup."
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10 h 45 m servings 464
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place white beans into a bowl and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Drain soaked beans. Place in a pot and cover with cold water about 1 inch above top of beans. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer until starting to soften, about 25 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Drain beans; transfer to clay (or ceramic) cooking pot. Add onion, lard, maple syrup, mustard, and pepper; mix well. Cover with boiling water; place a lid on top. Bake in preheated oven 2 hours.
  5. Increase oven temperature to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Remove lid from pot; continue baking beans until the top has browned, 10 to 15 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 464 calories; 26.2 43.6 15 24 74 Full nutrition

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I have no idea how to make or where to buy salted lard so my solution was to use bacon grease instead. While it may not be traditional, it was delicious! The bacon flavor and maple syrup paired ...