We took this as a side dish to a cookout we went to last week. They turned out pretty well. I’m not a big fan of baked beans, but I liked them as much as I like any baked beans. Rick says they were pretty good, but he says they were a little dry. I’ll probably try a different recipe next time, but these were good if you are looking for something different. It serves 16, so it’s perfect for a big group!
2 lbs. dried great northern or navy beans
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 large onions, large dice
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup ketchup
3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 can cherry coke
7 slices center cut bacon, cut into 1-inch cubes
Place beans in a large pot and cover with water with at least an inch of water over the beans. Bring beans to boil. Let boil for two minutes and remove from heat. Let beans stand for about an hour. Drain.
Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Add bacon, beans, onions and garlic to crockpot. Mix brown sugar, maple syrup, ketchup, mustard, Worchestershire sauce and coke together, mixing well. Pour over ingredients in crockpot. Stir to coat everything well with the liquid. Cook on low for 10 to 12 hours.
We had ours in for almost 12 hours. Some of them got a little dried out, but the majority of the batch was good!
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