Maple

I can’t talk about Canadian food and not mention any of the delicious maple dishes that we enjoy here in Quebec. My motto is this: Everything goes well with maple syrup!  Especially for breakfast!  Pancakes with maple syrup!  Delicious!  Maple bacon breakfast pie!  Delicious!  Maple bacon crack! Ha-ha! Yes, I’m serious!  Check out the original recipe here.  

And also, check out this Maple Beans recipe.  They surely taste a lot like our local beans.  Maple beans is something we serve at breakfast from time to time. A little bowl is served with bacon, eggs and sausages.  So good!

Maple Beans Recipe

8 cups dry white beans
1 cup pork fat
2 cups onions, sliced
1 1⁄2 cups maple syrup
1⁄2 cup molasses
1 1⁄2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 1⁄2 tablespoons salt
1 1⁄2 tablespoons mustard powder
14 cups water (about)

Wash the beans and drain. Set aside.
In a big oven-proof saucepan, melt the pork lard. Add onions and cook at medium heat, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes or until soften. Add maple syrup, molasses, tomato paste, pepper, salt and mustard powder. Stir. Add the beans and cover with water.
Cover and cook in a preheated oven of 250 F overnight or at 350 F for at least 7 hours (add more water if needed).