Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 10 Mins
Yield
Serves 8 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

You might be surprised to learn that baked beans often contain a good bit of sugar--usually from brown sugar, molasses, and/or ketchup. A classic recipe might have 15g total sugars per 1/2-cup serving; ours contains just 5g (only 2g added from a little maple syrup), allowing the smoky flavors of bacon, chipotle, and smoked paprika to pop.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or other ovenproof skillet over medium heat 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan with a slotted spoon, reserving drippings.

Step 3

Add onion to drippings in pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add miso and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in stock and remaining ingredients; bring to a simmer. Place pan in oven; bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until sauce is thick. Remove pan from oven; sprinkle beans with bacon.

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