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4 Baked Beans w/ Bacon + Bourbon


  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 6 strips thick cut bacon, cut into small bits
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • cayenne pepper and salt, to taste
  • 15.5 ounces canned green beans, lightly drained
  • 15.5 ounces canned garbanzo beans, lightly drained
  • 15.5 ounces canned kidney beans, lightly drained
  • 15.5 ounces canned white beans, lightly drained

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Add the bacon to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Let crisp for 5 minutes, then add the onion. Let the onion cook for 2 minutes, then add the onion and cook for one minute more.
  2. Add the tomato paste, sugar, cayenne, chili powder, and some salt (especially if you're using low-salt beans) to the onion mixture. Stir to combine and coat the onions with the spices, then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Add the bourbon, vinegar, and stock to the skillet. Stir to combine and let reduce for 3 minutes, then turn the heat off the skillet.
  4. Add the beans with any remaining juices to a large casserole dish. Pour the bacon onion mixture over top. Stir to combine, and taste: the beans will be firm, but add salt to your taste. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 90 minutes or more if needed until the beans are soft and the sauce has thickened. Taste once more, and add more salt or cayenne if you'd like.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use any beans you like - this is just a suggestion!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 120

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8
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