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These molasses bacon baked beans are packed full of sweet molasses, maple syrup, bourbon and tons of bacon! If you’re not a fan of canned beans this recipe is going to be your new go-to bean recipe! Plus it’s ready in just an hour! 

These molasses bacon baked beans are packed full of sweet molasses, maple syrup, bourbon and tons of bacon! If you're not a fan of canned beans this recipe is going to be your new go-to bean recipe! Plus it's ready in just an hour!

Disclosure: I’m thrilled to announce this year I’ll be working with American Kitchen Cookware! I’ll be doing 10 different recipes on their blog this year and I’ll be sharing (well, teasing) each one here on Nutmeg Nanny! You’ll have to head on over to the American Kitchen blog to get the FULL recipe but it will 100% be worth it!

BACON! BEANS! BOURBON! MOLASSES!

These beans seriously make me scream squeals of happiness. They are packed full of flavor and ready in just over an hour!

Ok, that’s enough of me screaming at you in CAPS. It’s so rude. And slightly obnoxious.

But seriously people these homemade beans are ahhhhhmazing! They remind me of my grandmother’s beans and anything that reminds me of my grandmother is 100% fantastic in my book.

Also do you see that great looking pan up there? It’s from my friends at American Kitchen Cookware. It’s their 12-inch stainless steel casserole pan and I’m in love with this baby!

I used their non-stick version of this pan in Wednesday’s post (one pot cheddar cajun pork pasta) and it was perfection. I know I sound so braggy over a pan but good pans are hard to come by! 

These molasses bacon baked beans are packed full of sweet molasses, maple syrup, bourbon and tons of bacon! If you're not a fan of canned beans this recipe is going to be your new go-to bean recipe! Plus it's ready in just an hour!

In fact, I was talking to a friend and I was telling them how I have been replacing my pans every. single. year.

I know I cook more than the average person BUT it’s still ridiculous that I have to replace my pans because they warp so badly.

Well, I’ve been using my American Kitchen pans for months now and they are still in perfect shape.

Which basically means I’m still in love every single time I set my pan on my stove and it’s still perfectly flat.

Warped pans are the WORST! <— Ok, I lied, that is my last time using CAPS.

These molasses bacon baked beans are packed full of sweet molasses, maple syrup, bourbon and tons of bacon! If you're not a fan of canned beans this recipe is going to be your new go-to bean recipe! Plus it's ready in just an hour!

Ok, back to these molasses bacon baked beans.

These babies are made right on the stove top and finished up in the oven.

They are sweet but not so sweet it makes you feel like you’re eating dessert in side dish form. Which is usually how I feel anytime I have tried store bought baked beans.

I also added an obscene amount of bacon because when I say something is bacon packed it’s really bacon packed.

Plus, who doesn’t love bacon?

These molasses bacon baked beans are packed full of sweet molasses, maple syrup, bourbon and tons of bacon! If you're not a fan of canned beans this recipe is going to be your new go-to bean recipe! Plus it's ready in just an hour!

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Molasses Bacon Baked Beans

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

These molasses bacon baked beans are packed full of sweet molasses, maple syrup, bourbon and tons of bacon! If you’re not a fan of canned beans this recipe is going to be your new go-to bean recipe! Plus it’s ready in just an hour! 

Ingredients

  • 16 strips bacon, divided
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3 tablespoons apple butter
  • 2 teaspoons country Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Dice 8 strips of the bacon and add to a 12-inch high sided pan.
  3. Set over medium-high heat and cook until the bacon is crisp.
  4. Remove the bacon from the pan and set onto a paper towel lined plate.
  5. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease from the pan.
  6. Add onions to the pan and sauté until translucent and soft.
  7. Add in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  8. Stir in beans, molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar, bourbon, apple butter and Dijon mustard.
  9. Mix to combine and let the mixture warm through just until it starts to bubble.
  10. Remove from the heat, smooth out the top, and place the remaining strips of the bacon on top of the beans.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Turn the broiler on and broil the top of the beans just until the bacon is crisp.
  13. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 724mgCarbohydrates: 59gFiber: 6gSugar: 43gProtein: 15g

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Nicole Hood

Tuesday 19th of July 2016

These look phenomenal! Bourbon and bacon? Yes, please! Pinning now.

cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling

Monday 18th of July 2016

I was just talking to my kids about the fact that everything is better with bacon. Case. In. Point!!!

Isabelle @ Crumb

Monday 18th of July 2016

I seriously want to dive face-first into that pan of beans, because you've used all of my favourite things. I'd have been happy with just bacon and molasses, to be honest, but bourbon too? Girl, you are killing me over here! Totally whipping up a big pan of these next time I'm firing up the smoker.

Miranda

Sunday 17th of July 2016

Wow, I love this spin on baked beans! Such a fun flavor combo!

Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama

Sunday 17th of July 2016

What an amazing flavor combo for baked beans! :) Sounds amazing!

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