Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Super Easy Carmelized Onion and Bourbon Baked Beans

Let me just tell ya...
There is no need to make these from scratch.
Why fuss with dried beans when you can have these ready in under an hour.
If you wanted to it could be 20 minutes. 
You an simply caramelize the onions the day before.
Try not to eat them all.
I am all about prepping ahead.
Baked beans are a staple in our house every summer.
They are served at every one of our cookouts.
My step son put them on his hamburgers and hot dogs.
Weird to me, he loves it.
Whatever way you decide to serve these they will be a sure fire hit!

1 tablespoon butter
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-28oz cans Maple Baked Beans (I always use Bush's)
1/4 cup your favorite bourbon
1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

In a heavy bottomed pan, such as a dutch oven melt butter over medium high heat. Spread the onions evenly across the bottom of the pan. Cook stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes sprinkle with salt and stir well. Then add the sugar stir again and continue cooking over low heat for about 45 minutes. You wan't them a perfect deep caramel color.

Once the onions are caramelized add the beans, bourbon, molasses, mustard, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil reduce heat to low and simmer. Cook for 20 minutes. Serve warm.


  1. The perfect side dish for a summer BBQ, Rina. Love the caramelized onions & bourbon!

  2. Sounds delicious! Love baked beans and you can never go wrong adding caramelized onions. Thanks for sharing on Wonderful Wednesday.

  3. Baked Beans are a must have at any Summer get together!! Love the addition of caramelized onion and bourbon!! Pinning!

  4. Hi Rina, I am loving your recipe for this baked beans. Oh man, a total must have. Can just imagine what a great taste it will be with the caramelised onions. I love bake beans so I must try this.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real Party.

  6. I have bourbon that I mostly use for baking. Can't wait to try these beans. PInning. Thanks for bringing them to foodie friday.

  7. Rina, absolutely LOVE your recipe! Can't wait to try them... pinning on a few boards. So happy you shared these at the Show Stopper this week!