Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Drunken BBQ Baked Beans

We have friends coming in town this weekend, so that means BBQ! I came up with this recipe based on the BBQ beans at Houston's restaurant and they are rich and meaty and absolutely delicious.

What makes these so good? BOURBON & BEER!!

2 cups navy beans, soaked in water overnight. OR a can of white beans or pintos.
2 thick slices of bacon
1/4 pound ground pork
1 medium red onion, finely diced
3 tbs Bourbon
1 can lager beer
1/2 cup sweet BBQ sauce (We like Rufus Teagues, Honey Sweet) 
Serves 4

In a pot, cook bacon and ground pork until bacon is crisp. Remove bacon and pork and drain on a paper towel then add onions and bourbon and caramelize them on medium low heat about 40 minutes until sweet and soft.

Then add a bottle of lager beer and raise heat to medium high and simmer about 15 minutes to cook of alcohol. Add beans, pork, bacon and BBQ sauce and cook over low heat for an hour. These taste even better when cooked the day before and reheated in a low oven.

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