Spicy Maple Baked Beans and Ham


Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Yields: 8 servings

"BBQ comfort food. The chili powder gives the beans a nice zing, but the maple syrup smoothes out the flavors."

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
12 ounces ham steak, trimmed and diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 (15 ounce) cans baked beans with pork
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
kosher salt and ground black
pepper to taste


1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add the onion, and cook until soft. Mix in the ham and garlic; cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Mix in the maple syrup, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and baked beans. Bring to a boil, and then simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.

2. Just before serving, stir in the mustard, and season with salt and pepper.

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