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Root Beer Baked Beans

COOK TIME
1 hr
PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
4-6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(59)
Baked beans
Baked beans.
COOK TIME
1 hr
PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
4-6
RATE THIS RECIPE
(59)

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 16-ounce cans pork and beans
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) root beer
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) hickory-smoked barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot sauce
  • Chef notes

    No barbecue is complete without baked beans. This version amps up the sweetness of this savory dish with root beer.

    Preparation

    1.

    Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly grease a 1-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

    2.

    Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Crumble the bacon.

    3.

    Sauté the diced onion in the hot bacon drippings in skillet over high 5 minutes or until tender. Stir together the onion, crumbled bacon, beans and remaining ingredients in prepared baking dish.

    4.

    Bake the beans, uncovered, for 55 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

    Recipe courtesy of The South's Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection.