Canadiana Baked Beans

Canadiana Baked Beans

Source: ontariobeans.ca

Yield: serves 8

Nutrition (Per serving)

Calories 281 ;
Protein 13 g;
Fat 4 g;
Carbohydrates 50 g;
Total Dietary Fibre 6.6 g;
Qty.Ingredient
1 tbspvegetable oil (such as canola)15 mL
4slices bacon,* sliced4
1large onion, chopped1
1/2green pepper, chopped1/2
5 cupscooked white pea beans1 1/4 L
1 tspsalt5 mL
1(6 oz./170 mL) can of tomato paste1
1/3 cupbrown sugar75 mL
1/4 cupmaple syrup, dark corn syrup or molasses50 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