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Maple Baked Beans with Apple Sausage

Maple Baked Beans with Apple Sausage. A very different and infinitely more delicious version of “beans and weiners”. 

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Maple Baked Beans with Apple Sausage

These maple baked beans with sausage remind me in a way of a childhood favourite. Do they still sell canned beans and wieners?

I don’t think I’ve seen them since I was a kid. To be honest, apart from canned tomatoes or beans, there is very little canned food that actually comes into our house, so I’m not well acquainted with the canned food aisle.

Raw pork sausages on a round wooden board, knife, rosemary, parsley and garlic on blue background checkered cloth. Licensed stock photo

Apple Sausages

I do remember eating them for lunch all the time as a kid. That thought inspired this much more flavourful version using some delicious apple sausage and maple baked beans in an apple infused sauce.

The result was very tasty indeed and we enjoyed these with some great artisan crusty bread from Georgestown Bakery around the corner.

Wooden scoop with white beans

White Beans.

I was lucky enough to find some low fat turkey sausage for this recipe to keep it in the healthier range. I precooked the sausages in the oven first before adding them to the beans in the last half hour or so of cooking time.

This allowed the sausages to impart some of their spicy flavour without falling apart into the beans…although that doesn’t sound too bad either. Freshly baked cornbread or Buttermilk Biscuits are also terrific with these baked beans. 

Maple Syrup, only the best!

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Yield: 12 or more servings

Maple Baked Beans with Apple Sausage

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Maple Baked Beans with Apple Sausage - a very different and infinitely more delicious version of "beans and weiners".

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds dry white beans (navy beans work well)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • one 28 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp dry mustard powder
  • 4 large apples, peeled, cored and diced (Softer fleshed apples like Macintosh are good, not crisp type apples like Granny Smiths. Use one you would use to make applesauce.)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds low-fat apple sausage

Instructions

  1. Begin by soaking the beans in water overnight or up to 48 hours.
  2. Sauté together the olive oil, garlic and onions until softened but not browned.
  3. Cook until the onions and garlic are softened, then add all of the other ingredients EXCEPT the sausages, along with the drained soaked beans to a large oven safe dutch oven or covered roasting pan.
  4. Stir all together well, cover and place in a 325 degree F oven for minimum 4 hours
  5. stirring occasionally. (Some varieties of white beans can take much longer, 6 hours or more, so plan to start them early or make them a day ahead as I mostly do.) The beans should be fully cooked and tender and the sauce
  6. should thicken. I sometimes add a little extra boiling water during the cooking time if the sauce thickens too quickly before the beans are fully cooked. This is not a problem at all and can be done a few times if necessary, depending on the length of cooking time.
  7. Roast or pan fry the sausage to fully cooked.
  8. Slice the sausages into coins and add them to the baked beans in the last 30-60 minutes of cooking time for the beans.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 455Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 52mgSodium 815mgCarbohydrates 70gFiber 10gSugar 42gProtein 22g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

 
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Stacy

Monday 1st of June 2020

Can you cook these in the slow cooker?

helen perkins

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

The chocolate chip cookie dough cream cheese bars were the most delectable, i had eaten. shared with the neighbourhood and they agree i used a whole bag of toll house 62% chips.

E.

Tuesday 28th of April 2020

I’ve never seen apple sausages. Do you make your own?

Kiara

Monday 27th of April 2020

Where do you find apple sausage in Canada? Apologies if I missed that! I've never seen them in Toronto.

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