Slow-cooked baked beans featuring craft beer and Vermont maple syrup. A sweet and savory dish for gatherings or any occasion.

14th Star Brewing Co.
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine pinto beans, navy beans, and baking soda in a large pot. Add water until level is 2 inches higher than beans. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling. Cook for 5 minutes then remove pot from heat. Set aside to soak for 8 hours.

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  • Drain beans, reserving 1 1/2 cups soaking liquid. Place beans in a slow cooker.

  • Place salt pork in a large skillet over high heat; sear until browned, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Remove from the heat, cut into small chunks, and add to the slow cooker.

  • Add onion to the skillet with the leftover pork fat; cook over medium-high heat until translucent, about 5 minutes; transfer to the slow cooker.

  • Combine stout beer, hot water, maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, garlic salt, pepper, mustard powder, and liquid smoke in a bowl. Mix well and pour sauce over beans, pork, and onions in the slow cooker. Add the reserved bean soaking liquid.

  • Cook on Low until beans are tender, about 10 hours. Drain to desired consistency before serving.

Nutrition Facts

321 calories; 9.4 g total fat; 9 mg cholesterol; 418 mg sodium. 46.8 g carbohydrates; 11.2 g protein; Full Nutrition