Game Day Provisions 101: Bourbon & Coke Baked Beans

Game Day Entertaining Bourbon & Coke Baked Beans By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Editor-In-Chief Southern Tailgating Cooking & Entertaining Lifestyle Brand Pastry Chef Author Writer Southern Tailgating Expert Tide & Tigers Today tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama ContributorGame Day Entertaining

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A good baked bean recipe can be difficult to come by but one made with classic game day spirit & you can’t go wrong. Bourbon & Coke Baked Beans uses several trick plays to provide big flavor without a lot of effort. A mess of beans & peas well seasoned with spicy sausage, barbecue sauce, bourbon & co-cola add their own special qualities to the dish making it an instant No. 1 contender. Pair it with a pulled pork sandwich as it just isn’t the same without this simple oven accompaniment. Football fanatics will love this cookout staple dressed out for a festive tailgating social. Be certain to serve along side Smoky Double Swine Sliders & Hog Wash Boiled Peanuts for a winning menu the whole gang will love. 

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makes 10 servings

Run The Option

Any combination of beans & peas can be used in the recipe including pinto & black beans. Use your favorite varieties to make the recipe your own.

1 1/3 cups sliced spicy smoked sausage
1 cup diced sweet onion
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/3 cup bourbon
2 {16-oz} cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed & drained
1 {15-oz} can cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
1 {15-oz} can black eyed peas, rinsed & drained
1 {18-oz} bottle barbecue sauce
1 {7.5-oz} can co-cola
1 Tbsp molasses
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cook the sausage in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. Add the onion & bell pepper. Cook 7 minutes or until the sausage browns & the vegetables are tender. Stir in the garlic & cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Turn off the heat. Stir in the bourbon. Combine the kidney beans, the cannellini beans & the black eyed peas in a large bowl. Stir in the barbecue sauce, the co-cola, the molasses, the vinegar & the sausage mixture. Pour the beans back into the cast iron skillet or into a lightly greased 2 quart casserole dish. Place on a half-sheet pan. Bake 1 hour or until the center is hot & bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

The Extra Point

Weeknight meal solutions are made simple with this tangy side. Serve with grilled chicken, hamburgers or pork tenderloin for the win.

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{helpful advice}

How To Make Your Best Baked Beans

A barbecue classic just got better with game day spirits.
Follow these pointers to make your best baked beans to date.

Game Day Tailgating Bourbon & Coke Bake Beans By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Editor-In-Chief Southern Tailgating Cooking & Entertaining Lifestyle Brand Pastry Chef Writer Author Tide & Tigers Today Tailgate Host WBRC Fox 6 Birmingham Alabama Contributorrebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickThe Technique

No. 1

The Pork Sausage & The Vegetables

The seasonings in the sausage add big flavor without the need to look to the cupboard. It imparts excellent smoky notes & good heat.

Cooking the vegetables in the fat rendered from the sausage adds extra flavor.

No. 2

The Bourbon & The Co-Cola

Use your favorite brand to prepare the dish. Add more of less to suit suit your own taste.

One miniature co-cola is all you need for this dish but there isn’t a need to stir the beans during baking as there’s plenty of liquid. Expect a concentrated flavor once the side dish has cooked.

No. 3 

The Baking & The Resting

Whether baking in a cast iron skillet or a baking dish, it’s relatively full & a little heavy.
Bake on a half sheet pan for easy depositing & retrevial from the oven.

Stir the beans once baked & allow the steam to continue to escape.
This will help thicken the sauce just a bit.

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