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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 or planning a menu for Memorial Day, 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!  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.




Ingredients Needed for 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.    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 re-heating in the oven.




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Drunken Baked Beans Casserole
Recipe type: side dish
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Serves: 8 to 10
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!
  • 1 (28 ounce or 2-16oz) can bake beans ( Bush's original)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans - rinse and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) can white beans - rinse and drained
  • 1 (15 ounce) large butter beans- rinse and drained
  • 1 small onion - diced
  • ¼ cup Bourbon or Rum or Red Wine
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup organic apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • ½ cup organic ketchup
  • ¾ cup water - divided
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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. Stir in ½ cup of water, (reserve the other ¼ cup for later).
  3. Pour onto the bean mixture and gently mix all together until well blended.
  4. BAKE, uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes. Check on the beans after 25 minutes. If the beans look as if they could use a little more liquid, add in the remaining ¼ cup of water or more if needed.
  5. Remove from oven and cover with foil wrap to keep warm until you're ready to serve.
  6. Serve beans warm.
  7. 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 re-heating in the oven.
Also, if you prefer the beans to be more saucy, then double all the liquid ingredients.

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Anna and Liz


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  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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.

    • Reply
      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.

    • Reply
      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!

    • Reply
      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 🙂

    • Reply
      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?

    • Reply
      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)

  • Reply
    Barbara Bakes
    May 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    What a fun way to change up baked beans.

    • Reply
      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!

    • Reply
      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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    Darcelle Watts
    September 3, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      September 3, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      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.

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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    September 6, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Your bourbon baked beans sound great.

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      September 6, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks so much Karen! We love this recipe and hope you will too!

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      by Anna and Liz
      September 18, 2018 at 10:59 am

      Thanks so much Karen!

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    Jeff the Chef
    May 17, 2019 at 10:59 am

    Wow, this would make an awesome side dish for a barbeque!

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      May 17, 2019 at 10:20 pm

      Thanks Jeff ! I think you’re going to this recipe as much as we do! Have a great weekend!

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