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Nova Scotia Baked Beans   HT ACC Canadian 300mins plus soaking

Serves 6-8      Hot Pulses Pork Vegetables Herbs   Accompaniment   Canada Nth America North American

450g/1lb Dried White Beans e.g. Navy, pre-soaked overnight
6 Rashers Streaky Bacon, cut into 5cm/ 2-inch pieces
1 small Onion, chopped
˝ teasp Mustard
120ml/4fl.oz. Maple Syrup
2 tbsp Dark Brown Sugar
2 tbsp Butter


1. Drain the beans then place in a large saucepan together with enough clean cold water to cover by 5cm/2-inches. Bring to the boil, boil for 2 minutes then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

2. Preheat the oven to 170C, 325F, Gas Mark 3. Add the bacon, onion, mustard, salt and maple syrup to the beans, mix well then transfer to an ovenproof casserole, cover and bake for about 3 hours, add a little more water if necessary half way through the cooking.

3. After the 3 hours, in a mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar and butter then dot over the beans and continue to bake, uncovered, for a further 1 hour. Serve hot.


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Key techniques required to make this recipe

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


Freezing/Make ahead

Not suitable


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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping Knife


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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