Maple Baked Beans, Mark's

Maple Baked Beans, Mark's

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Megan Stewart


Mark's Polish family recipe, alternate baked beans from scratch recipe.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes



  • 1 lb
    dry beans (navy, great northern, early)
  • 1 large
  • 6
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 2/3 c
    dark maple syrup
  • 3/4 lb
    salt pork
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    dry mustard

How to Make Maple Baked Beans, Mark's


  1. Pick over the beans, cover generously with cold water, and set aside overnight.
    Slice into the onion, and insert the cloves into the onion.
    Heat the oven to 300 degrees F.
    Drain the beans and put half of them in your bean pot. Add the onion and bay leaf, then the rest of the beans. Add the maple syrup, then cover with cold water to come an inch above the beans, cover the pot, and put it in the oven.
    Once the beans are in the oven, cut the salt pork crosshatch at half-inch intervals, down to but not through the rind. Cover with cold water and set aside
    About an hour later, put a kettle on at the back of the stove so you'll have hot water when you need it. Check the beans from time to time and add a bit of hot water as necessary to keep the top layer just nicely submerged.
    In about 4 hours, stir in the salt and dry mustard. Gently stir in the seasonings. Drain the salt pork and push it into the top of the beans, skin side up. The pork skin should be just at the top of the liquid. Re-cover the pot, return it to the oven, and continue to cook as before.
    In about 4 more hours, start cutting back on liquid so the sauce thickens, but don't let the top layer of beans dry out. Remove the lid for the last hour of cooking so the pork skin crisps.

Printable Recipe Card

About Maple Baked Beans, Mark's

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Polish

Leave a Comment

22 Summer Strawberry Recipes

22 Summer Strawberry Recipes

Yay! It’s finally strawberry season! These summer strawberry recipes are bursting with sweet fruity flavor in every bite. Strawberry cupcakes, strawberry pie, strawberry pound cake, and more are perfect to make with a carton of fresh strawberries. Check out 22 strawberry recipes you need in your life this summer!

22 Cheers-Worthy Summer Cocktails

22 Cheers-Worthy Summer Cocktails

Get your shakers, blenders, and ice-makers ready! These cheers-worthy summer cocktails are the refreshing drink you need to beat the heat. No matter your drink of choice, we have a tasty adult beverage that’s sure to have you reaching for your cocktail glasses. Margaritas, mojitos, mint juleps, and a plethora of cocktails that don’t start […]

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to […]