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Bourbon and DP Baked Beans

Rated as 4.88 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. Watch Now
  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. Watch Now
  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. Watch Now
  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. Watch Now
  6. Bake in the preheated oven, covered, until beans are bubbly and sauce is syrupy, about 3 hours. Watch Now


  • 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!

Very good I did add another can of beans and 1 T of molasses but overall very good.


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...