Drunken Baked Beans Casserole
Looking for the BEST baked beans recipe? Drunken Baked Beans Casserole is 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 or planning a menu for this weekend, 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 Beans Casserole is a wonderful and delicious side dish to bring to a friend’s party, potluck, or barbecue. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.
We love making this drunken 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 spells easy cleanup for me!
Drunken Baked Beans Casserole has become a favorite in our family and a standard side dish at every BBQ. Not only is this dish relatively easy to make and tastes great, but it feeds a large crowd!
A win-win in my book!
This recipe was given to me by my friend Eileen! She named the recipe “drunken” simply because of the Bourbon she added into the sauce. Very clever.
*Full recipe card below!
Ingredients Needed for Drunken Baked Beans Casserole:
1 (28-ounces or 2-16oz) can bake beans ( Bush’s original)
1 (15-ounces) can dark red kidney beans – rinse and drained
1 (15-ounces) can white beans – rinse and drained
1 (15-ounces) large butter beans- rinse and drained
1 small onion – diced
1/4 cup Bourbon or Rum or Red Wine
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1/2 cup organic ketchup
3/4 cup water – divided
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, ketchup and 1/2 cup of water. Pour onto the bean mixture and gently mix all together until well blended.
3. Bake, uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes. Check on the beans after 25 minutes. Then add the additional 1/4 water to the casserole and continue to bake for additional 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove from oven and cover with foil wrap to keep warm until you’re ready to serve.
Serve beans warm. Serves 8 to 10
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 reheating in the oven.
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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! 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.
Drunken Baked Beans Casserole
Also, if you prefer the beans to be more saucy, then double all the liquid ingredients.
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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!
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.
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A tried and true recipe that is aways a hit.
Aw, thanks, Karen! We make this baked beans casserole often and everyone truly LOVES it! 🙂
Quick question do you have to use organic ketchup and brown sugar or can it be regular?
Hi Eileen! Yes, indeed! You can certainly use regular for any of the ingredients with our recipes.
Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!
Wow, this would make an awesome side dish for a barbeque!
Thanks Jeff ! I think you’re going to this recipe as much as we do! Have a great weekend!
Your bourbon baked beans sound great.
Thanks so much Karen! We love this recipe and hope you will too!
Thanks so much Karen!
This dish is delicious but I found there wasn’t much sauce when done baking as the beans soaked it up. Next time I think I’ll double the sauce recipe and that should solve the issue.
Thanks so much Darcelle! Welcome to our blog. It’s so nice to meet you! And yes if you prefer a lot of sauce with these beans, you can add more or even double the ingredients. So happy you enjoyed them.
Love baked beans and this looks like the perfect recipe for Memorial Day!
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!
What a fun way to change up baked beans.
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.
Would it be better to make this recipe from dry beans instead of Canned beans?
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)
I make a very similar recipe but without the booze. Next time I'm going to add some! Sounds delicious 🙂
Haha! You'll enjoy them even more!!
Wow – you have made traditional baked beans FANCY! Bravo!
Thank you Cali ! They're not fancy- Just a little drunkin…lol!
Have a great weekend!
We are fans of beans and lentils. This bean casserole looks so wonderfully flavoursome and delicious.
Thanks Angie and welcome to our blog! We hope you enjoy our recipes and we look forward to seeing you again!
That bourbon infusion sounds awesome! The perfect way to add a little oomph to baked beans.
Thanks Joanne, the flavor is awesome!
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.
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!