Rich with tomato and molasses - good old fashioned New England baked beans. Delicious with a backyard burger!



  • 4 strips thick bacon cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup Sugar Free Caramel Syrup - Starbucks, Toriani
  • Two, 15-ounce cans small white or Navy beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • In a heavy, medium size saucepan, cook the bacon over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, until it begins to brown and crisp.
  • Add the onion, stir well and continue to cook, stirring occasionally until the onion is tender, 5 minutes more.
  • Add the vinegar, tomato paste, and sugar free syrup.
  • Add the beans and season with the dry mustard, salt and pepper.
  • Stir to mix and reduce heat to low.
  • Cover the pan and simmer the beans 30 to 40 minutes until the sauce is rich and thick and the beans have absorbed plenty of flavor.
I have a traditional bean pot - and will bake my bean mixture for the 30 to 40 minutes - nice presentation!
March 31, 2020
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