Vermont Baked Beans

  • Flourchild60 Posted: 08/19/10
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    I used smoked bacon like someone suggested, and cooked in my small crock pot all day. Hand to add a small amount of water while cooking. Great recipe

  • JasonM Posted: 05/26/09
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    These are always a big hit at a cookout. I use 4oz of center-cut bacon instead of the 4oz salt pork that's called for. I think this adds more flavor and perhaps a tiny bit less fat and more smokyness. The first time I cooked this, I attempted to do it WITHOUT the 8hr soaking step. That was not a wise decision as the beans took quite a while to soften. With the soaking, however, I found the cooking times to be nearly accurate. Definitely use Grade B maple syrup. The flavor is much stronger.

  • Catwoman Posted: 11/25/10
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    My husband really liked. Not too sweet / syrupy. I did add a bit of molasses to punch it up.

  • jmpiterniak Posted: 10/02/11
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    This was just wretched. I followed all directions (including soaking the beans) but put it all in the crock pot instead of baking. Eight hours later, I had beans in greasy water. Really? That was nasty. They were supposed to be for a multi-family potluck. I felt like a schmuck when I had to bring cans of Bush's baked beans NOT recommend this one.

  • kathca Posted: 06/02/14
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    I followed the recipe exactly, except I forgot to add the 1/4 cup of maple syrup at the end. Family loved it. When I discovered my mistake, we all agreed the additional syrup wasn't needed. The slightly sweet, smokey flavor was delicious. This will be a regular on my dinner table!


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