Recipe: Jack Daniels-Style Baked Beans

Jack Daniels Beans

Jack Daniels-Style Baked Beans

The Jack Daniels folks are smart marketers, but you don’t have to use that expensive bourbon to make Jack Daniels-style beans. I prefer Evan Williams and it works very nicely. An I-can’t-stop-eating-it barbecue essential, along with slaw and potato salad. Serves 4-8.

2 16-oz. cans baked beans*, or equivalent amount of cooked navy or white beans
1/2 c good bourbon whiskey
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t dry mustard
1 T Liquid Smoke
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t lemon juice
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, half minced and half sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced

Method: preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Drain the beans or, if you want to use the liquid in the can, allow for extra cooking time. Mix all ingredients except for sliced onions in an ovenproof dish. Arrange sliced onions on top. Bake 1 to 1 1/2 hour or until liquid has cooked away. Serve hot, warm or at room temperature.

*I like to use Grandma Brown’s, a quality local brand with very little unnecessary liquid.

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5 Responses to Recipe: Jack Daniels-Style Baked Beans

  1. I plan to make the Jack Daniels Style baked beans. I prefer to cook my own dried beans. I usually make a bean dish at least twice a month. I like Great Northern, Black eyed peas, red kidney, black beans (used in Cuban food), pinto beans, and Lima beans. For this recipe I will use Great Northern beans, my all time favorite. I will let you know how it does. Like you I use Evan Williams Bourbon, tasty and not expensive.

  2. Dave says:

    Which Evan Williams bourbon do you use? Where do you buy it?

    • Burnt My Fingers says:

      I use the cheapest, which I believe they call Black Label. Should be under $15 for a 750 ml bottle. I buy it at Purdy’s in Saratoga; if you’re in Albany I would go to Empire Wine.

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