Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
- 2 cups dried navy or Great Northern beans, soaked overnight
- 8 sliced bacon, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Salt as needed
- Freshly ground black pepper as needed
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Drain excess water from the beans and place them in an ovenproof casserole.
Cook the bacon over medium-high heat in a heavy skillet until limp. Using a slotted spoon transfer the bacon to paper towels to drain. Add the bacon to the beans.
Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the rendered bacon fat in the pan. Add the onions and cook over medium-low heat until tender and slightly brown. Add the onion to the beans.
Add the maple syrup and mustard to the beans and stir to blend thoroughly.
Season with salt and pepper.
Cover the casserole loosely with foil and bake in the preheated oven 2 to 3 hours. If the beans seem too dry, add up to ½ cup water. The beans are done when the liquid is very thick.