Canadiana Baked Beans
Yield: serves 8
Nutrition (Per serving)
|1 tbsp||vegetable oil (such as canola)||15 mL|
|4||slices bacon,* sliced||4|
|1||large onion, chopped||1|
|1/2||green pepper, chopped||1/2|
|5 cups||cooked white pea beans||1 1/4 L|
|1 tsp||salt||5 mL|
|1||(6 oz./170 mL) can of tomato paste||1|
|1/3 cup||brown sugar||75 mL|
|1/4 cup||maple syrup, dark corn syrup or molasses||50 mL|
In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add bacon, onion and green pepper and cook until onions and pepper begin to soften.
Transfer mixture into a 5-6 quart (6 L) casserole or bean pot. Add beans and mix. Combine tomato paste, salt, sugar and syrup or molasses and stir into bean mixture.
Bake covered at 350° F (180°C) for about 1 hour or until heated throughout. Add water if necessary to give desired consistency. If more colour is desired, remove cover from casserole during last 15-20 minutes of baking.
*Vegetarian Alternative: Omit bacon