Bourbon & Brown Sugar Baked Beans

A couple of weeks ago a reader requested a baked beans recipe. Here is one that my family loves.

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs navy beans, canned, drained
  • 1 lb bacon, diced
  • 2 medium white onions, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 20 oz water
  • 1/2 cup your favorite bourbon
  • 1/2 cup cola
  • 1 box dark brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 6 Tbsp molasses
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 Tbsp Sriracha

Baked Beans

  • Take the beans and cook them in a pot on simmer until tender for about 45 minutes.
  • Drain the beans and set aside.

white beans

  • In a heavy bottomed pot cook the bacon until crispy.

Bacon cooking

  • Add the diced onions and peppers and sauté until soft.
  • Add the beans, water, bourbon, coke, brown sugar, ketchup, BBQ sauce, molasses, tomato paste, Sriracha
  • Bring everything to a low boil for about an hour stirring frequently and then simmer for 2 hours.
  • Turn the heat off and let it sit on the stove for about 2 hours to cool, then refrigerate overnight

Beans

Now here is the cheat, transfer the beans to a crock pot on high and heat for another 4 hours and then they will be ready to enjoy!