Beans don't need to be boring. These sweet Bourbon Barrel beans are filled with our barrel-aged whiskey BBQ sauce, a straight shot of real bourbon and chopped bacon. The perfect boozy backyard BBQ side.
Note: This recipe can be sped up by using canned pinto and northern beans and reducing the simmer time to 1-2 hours on low.
Bourbon Barrel Beans
Prep time: 8-12 hours
Cook time: 7 hours
|Pinto Beans, dried|
|Northern Beans, dried|
|1 quart||Chicken Stock|
|1 1/2 quarts||Water, divided|
|1 1/2 cups||Bourbon Barrel - Whiskey BBQ|
|1/2 cup||Bacon Bits (optional)|
|2 T||Bourbon (options)|
- Place beans in a large 2 quart measuring cup, or large mixing bowl. Cover with water and refrigerate overnight.
- Drain beans and place them in a cast iron Dutch oven or large pot with a lid. Add chicken stock, 1 cup of water, Bourbon Barrel, and onion. Stir well.
- Place the pot over high heat and bring mixture to a boil. Set the lid on top, leaving a ½ inch gap to see the beans. Lower heat to low and simmer for 5 to 7 hours, stirring occasionally. Keep adding additional water 1 cup at a time, as the beans will slowly soak up the liquid and the sauce, yet need ample time to cook tender.
- Once beans are tender, remove pot from heat, and stir in bacon and Bourbon, if desired. Serve warm.