We all know how Himself loves maple syrup, and bacon. I made this for a Scouts Canada potluck we are having tomorrow. (note Scouts Canada is not like BSA. They do not exclude due to sexuality, or gender (Not even Transkids/folks get excluded, and we have the first Mantracker as our Head Scout..so umm yeah we rock)
Anyway in celebration of Lord Baden Powell week, our Scout unit has a potluck dinner, with all the awards and ceremonies that go with it. We are kind of tight in the grocery budget so I needed to do something that could feed many people for as little cash as possible.
This is what I made (or am making since I have yet to turn the crock pot on)
Maple Bacon baked beans done up in the crock pot.
1lb or so of yellow eyed beans.
about 6 cups of home made chicken stock (because better) I added a bit of water to thin it out.
1 cup of Maple Bacon flavored BBQ sauce, maybe more, I eyeball it.
(I used storebought because lazy, but here’s a recipe for one:
1/4cup REAL maple syrup, not table syrup, MAPLE syrup. trust me
1 can tomato paste
1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
bacon cooked and crumbled
a few tbsp of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
Dash of liquid smoke
Mix it together, done)
1tbsp yellow mustard,
2 tsps summer savory,
Salt pork (those white things you see floating around)
Soak beans for about 24hrs or so, with 2tbsp baking soda Drain/Rinse
Dump them into the crock pot with the stock, BBQ sauce and seasonings. Give it a stir.
Cook on low for around 12-16hrs give or take. Because crockpot is good.
Because of the long soaking time with the baking soda, you don’t need to pre-boil the beans. If 12-16hrs isn’t long enough just cook until the beans are tender, adding water/stock as needed.