Drunken Baked Beans Casserole

Drunken baked beans, 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 barbeque, 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. The bourbon gives them a nice added flavor to the sauce.  Making them very tasty!

Perfect as a baked bean casserole, makes this a wonderful and delicious side dish to bring to a friend's party or barbeque. Easy enough for tail-gating parties too! We love making this baked beans casserole in a glass 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, they're always a huge hit over the 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  (28 ounce) 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
  • 1/4 cup Bourbon or Rum or Red Wine
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple-cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ketchup

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

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.

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 the beans warm.

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

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

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

    1. Thanks Joanne, the flavor is awesome!

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

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

  5. Wow - you have made traditional baked beans FANCY! Bravo!

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

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

  7. Anonymous2:27:00 PM

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

    1. 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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