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BBQ Maple Baked Beans

BBQ Maple Baked Beans

By Traeger Kitchen

Our beans are not to be wasted on an ungrateful palette. They cook overnight, low and slow, then a bit longer. if you want people to rave, and hand you blue ribbons, this recipe is it.

Prep Time

1 Hours

Cook Time

6 Hours




Number of people serving


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Units of measurement:
1 Pound Navy Beans, dried
2 Quart water
1 Large onion, diced
1 dried bay leaves
2 Clove garlic, minced
8 Ounce Bacon, Cut Into Small Pieces
3/4 maple syrup
1/3 Cup ketchup
1/4 Cup Signature BBQ Sauce
1 1/2 Teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon black pepper


  • 1

    Plan ahead! This recipe requires overnight time

  • 2

    Put the beans and water in a 2-1/2 quart Dutch oven or a large saucepan. Soak for 8 hours, or overnight.

  • 3

    Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bay leaf, garlic, and bacon and reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer the beans until tender, 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Drain the beans, reserving the cooking liquid. Discard the bay leaf.

  • 4

    Stir in the maple syrup, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, and salt and pepper. Return the beans to the Dutch oven, or transfer to a 2-1/2 quart bean pot.

  • 5

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Set the temperature to 300F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

    300 ˚F / 149 ˚C


  • 6

    Cover the beans and bake for 5 to 6 hours, stirring occasionally or until very tender and flavorful, adding some of the reserved bean cooking liquid if the beans seem too dry. Uncover for the last 30 minutes of cooking.

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