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Drunken Baked Beans Casserole

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Drunken Baked Beans Casserole ~ a delicious blend of four different beans that are simply baked in a sweet and sour sauce made from onions, Bourbon, mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and ketchup. If you’re having a barbecue, this is the ultimate side dish you need to serve!

Sweet and flavorful baked beans made as easy as can be! No need to pre-boil any beans for this recipe, just an easy stir of all the beans and the ingredients mentioned and bake! The bourbon gives them a nice added flavor to the sauce. Making them very tasty!

Baked Bean Casserole makes a wonderful and delicious side dish to bring to a friend’s party or barbecue. It’s a real crowd-pleaser! Did I mention, it’s easy enough for tail-gating parties too!

We love making this baked beans casserole in a clear pyrex baking dish because it’s pretty enough to bake in it and serve, going from the oven to the table! Easy cleanup too!

Every year we serve these Drunken Baked Beans Casserole, they’re always a huge hit especially during Memorial weekend.  The recipe was given to me by my dear friend Eileen! She named this recipe “drunken” because of the Bourbon she added into the sauce. Very clever of her!  Thanks Eileen!


Drunken Baked Beans Casserole

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Use a 13 x 9 baking dish Pyrex dish.  Take the first 5 ingredients and place them into the baking dish.

2.  In a medium size bowl, whisk together the Bourbon, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and ketchup.  Pour onto the bean mixture and gently mix all together until well blended.

3.  Bake, uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and cover with foil wrap to keep warm until you’re ready to serve. 
Serve beans warm.

Here’s a Tip:  If you are planning to make this one day ahead, keep in mind you may need to add some water to the sauce when re-heating in the oven.

Serves 8 to 10

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    May 31, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I'm going to a block party this weekend and was thinking about your mozzarella balls with tomatoes and now this! Gosh such a hard decision. There are going to be a lot of small kids – what to do, what to do!

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    May 31, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I think its better for the kids to eat, I would bring the mozzarella balls and tomatoes pasta salad. Everyone will enjoy it- especially the little ones.

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    June 4, 2013 at 11:13 am

    That bourbon infusion sounds awesome! The perfect way to add a little oomph to baked beans.

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      June 22, 2013 at 2:23 am

      Thanks Joanne, the flavor is awesome!

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    Angie Schneider
    June 4, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    We are fans of beans and lentils. This bean casserole looks so wonderfully flavoursome and delicious.

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      June 22, 2013 at 2:24 am

      Thanks Angie and welcome to our blog! We hope you enjoy our recipes and we look forward to seeing you again!

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    Cali Cuisine
    May 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    Wow – you have made traditional baked beans FANCY! Bravo!

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      May 22, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you Cali ! They're not fancy- Just a little drunkin…lol!
      Have a great weekend!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    May 26, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I make a very similar recipe but without the booze. Next time I'm going to add some! Sounds delicious 🙂

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      May 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm

      Haha! You'll enjoy them even more!!

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    September 2, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Would it be better to make this recipe from dry beans instead of Canned beans?

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      September 2, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Hi Anonymous!
      I never made this using dry beans so I don't have the experience to tell you if it will work.
      It will always be fantastic tasting and much easier if you use the canned beans. But, if you do try it with the dry beans, please let is know how this recipe turns out! ( I hope his helps)

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    Barbara Bakes
    May 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    What a fun way to change up baked beans.

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      May 20, 2017 at 12:29 am

      Yes – these are so good, everyone loved the flavors of these beans – you have to try them Barbara! Thanks for taking the time to leave the comment.

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    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    May 19, 2017 at 3:18 am

    Love baked beans and this looks like the perfect recipe for Memorial Day!

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      May 20, 2017 at 12:31 am

      These are! I make them all summer long and especially for Memorial Day and the 4th of July! Enjoy and thanks for your comment Abbe!

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