in a large skillet, cook onion in hot butter over medium heat about 15 minutes or until very tender and browned, stirring occasionally. Stir in Maple syrup, vinegar, Brown sugar, the snipped Sage, the tomato paste, salt and pepper. Add beans. Stir gently to coat.
Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through stirring occasionally. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with sour cream. If desired, garnish with tomatoes and Sage leaves. Makes 12 to 14 servings.