This is almost like putting an old Baked Bean recipe on hyperdrive! Superb doesn't even come close to describing the taste. The beans will be good, if you keep them covered and refrigerated, for about 3 days.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and bacon, and cook until onions are tender and golden, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, thyme and red pepper flakes to the skillet, and cook for a minute to blend flavors.

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  • Place the soaked beans in a 3 1/2 quart or larger slow cooker. Stir in the onion and bacon mixture, maple syrup, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard powder. Bury the ham bone in the beans, and fill the slow cooker with enough hot water to cover the beans. Add bay leaves to the top.

  • Cover and cook for 5 hours on High, or 10 to 11 hours on Low. Remove bay leaves, and season with vinegar, hot sauce, salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts

225.3 calories; 10 g protein; 25.6 g carbohydrates; 12.9 mg cholesterol; 211.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2006
I had a ham bone with a good amount of meat on it, plus leftover ham, so I sauteed and added the ham instead of bacon. Toward the end of cooking - I felt it was a bit bland, so I added some molasses and a bit more brown sugar to the mix. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2018
It was awful. Read More
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2006
I had a ham bone with a good amount of meat on it, plus leftover ham, so I sauteed and added the ham instead of bacon. Toward the end of cooking - I felt it was a bit bland, so I added some molasses and a bit more brown sugar to the mix. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2006
I had a ham bone with a good amount of meat on it, plus leftover ham, so I sauteed and added the ham instead of bacon. Toward the end of cooking - I felt it was a bit bland, so I added some molasses and a bit more brown sugar to the mix. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
I have been making beans for many yrs. And without a doubt the Yankee Beans are the best. Everybody loves them and wanted the recipe. I only left out the final seasoning vinegar & hot pepper. Thank you Fine2THComb Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2004
This is a good one. If you prefer sweet and sour to spicey try it with a little more vinegar and no hot sauce. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2012
Very very good. I have two little girls who tend to be wary of new things but all of us enjoyed this tonight. I an an experienced cook but had never made beans from scratch before. I had the bone left over from our Easter ham and wanted to try something other than pea soup this time. I had left quite a bit of meat on the bone so this made a nice meal in a bowl for us. I'll make this again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
06/01/2008
I recieved many compliments on this dish. I did not use any meat however and rather used soy substitute and beef bullion. Be careful when adding the vinegar if you use it at all. I followed the recipe and added it only to find it soured the taste. To balance the taste I had to add some ketchup and brown sugar so that the vinegar wouldn't overpower the sweet and beefy taste. Some advice: taste as you go and add a little bit of everything at a time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2010
I reduced the bacon to 1/4 pound and increased the ham by about 1/4 pound. Depending on how much ham you think there should have been on the bone. I would decrease the amount of vinegar slightly too. Otherwise this is a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2011
Freakin awesome! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2014
I love beans this isnt bad. The only change I made was with the bacon I went a healthier route on that. I use a smoke turkey leg or turkey wings for my meat and flavoring. I boil the turkey leg for about 5 minutes since it was precooked cooled it pulled it apart added it to my beans. I also drained and strained the broth from that and added it to my soup broth as it cooked. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2009
I added some molasses and brown sugar to the recipe. Family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/01/2018
It was awful. Read More