Vermont Baked Beans

New England cuisine at its best.
Servings 11
Prep Time


  • 1 lbs navy beans
  • 6 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp grainy mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 6 strips Nueske's® Applewood Smoked Bacon


  1. Wash and remove any foreign matter from the beans. In a Dutch oven, combine beans, water and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, until tender (about 1 1/2 hours). Remove from heat; drain beans and reserve 2 cups of bean liquid. In a casserole or bean pot, combine beans, bean liquid, onion, mustard, brown sugar, maple syrup and black pepper. Top with chopped bacon. Cover and bake in preheated 350 F oven for 2 hours. Remove cover; increase oven to 425 F. Bake until bacon becomes crisp (20-30 minutes longer). Remove from oven and let stand 15 minutes before serving.