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Bourbon and DP Baked Beans

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"I came up with this recipe after having made some bourbon baked beans and seeing a recipe for cola baked beans and I thought: Why not combine the two?"
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3 h 37 m servings 306
Original recipe yields 8 servings (2 cups)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix brown sugar, paprika, mustard, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Whisk in pepper soda, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce until brown sugar is dissolved.
  3. Cut 4 slices of bacon into small strips. Cook and stir in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until almost crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, reserving bacon grease.
  4. Stir onion into the bacon grease in the Dutch oven; cook and stir until soft, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Pour in bourbon, stirring to scrape up browned bits off the bottom with a wooden spoon. Stir bacon strips back in.
  5. Pour brown sugar mixture and baked beans into the Dutch oven. Simmer until beans are heated through, about 15 minutes. Arrange remaining 4 slices of bacon on top of the beans.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven, covered, until beans are bubbly and sauce is syrupy, about 3 hours.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute apple cider vinegar for the bourbon if you don't want to use alcohol.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 306 calories; 5.8 51.8 10.2 18 928 Full nutrition

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These are the best baked beans I have ever eaten!!!! My company all asked for the recipe!

The best I have made.

Made as directed. They were just a little too sweet. Next time I will lessen the sugar and increase the mustard, paprika and cayenne. I used Makers Mark bourbon.

This recipe was awesome!! I added butter beans and a can of green beans and a little more cayenne pepper and everyone loved them. I will make this recipe again, only a larger batch because the...

This recipe was a big hit at my holiday family gathering! I have tried numerous baked bean recipes, but it seems this one was very well liked!

1.7.17 I had concerns that 3 hours @ 350 would be way too long for baking these beans, and mine were perfectly done in 65 minutes. I scaled this recipe down to 4 servings using one can of bean...