500 g (1 lb) dry white pea beans (about 2 cups or 500 mL)
250 ml (1 cup) Ontario Maple Syrup
125 ml (1/2 cup) chili sauce
1 small Ontario onion, chopped
10 m l (2 tsp) salt
5 ml (1 tsp) dry mustard
3 slices bacon, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces
500 ml (2 cups) boiling water
Place beans in large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Simmer for two minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for one hour. Drain.
In a small bowl, combine maple syrup, chili sauce, chopped onion, salt and mustard. Place half the beans in 2-quart (2 L) casserole, top with diced bacon, then remaining beans.
Cover and bake at 300 F (150 C) for six to seven hours, adding more water as needed to keep beans moist.
*Skip the bacon and make this recipe vegetarian-friendly.
Courtesy of Foodland Ontario.