Molasses Bacon Baked Beans

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 an hour. 1 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!

{Looking for more delicious side dish recipes? Try my warm bacon herb potato salad, Girl and the Goat magic beans, broccoli bacon salad, on the stalk roasted Brussels sprouts or my bbq bacon calico beans.}

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Molasses Bacon Baked Beans

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!

Yield: 6-8 side dish servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 strips bacon, divided

  • 1 small sweet onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans navy beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup molasses

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ cup bourbon

  • 3 tablespoons apple butter

  • 2 teaspoons country Dijon mustard

17 Responses to “Molasses Bacon Baked Beans”

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    Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen) — July 15, 2016 at 11:32 am

    First of all, JEALOUS! What a great opportunity to work with such a great company! And second, BACON! Yeah, you had me at bacon. This looks absolutely delicious. I’m sold!

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    Amanda @ Cookie Named Desire — July 15, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Oh my gosh, I feel your pain. My pans -never- last. It’s a never ending cycle of trying and tossing pans. And I am more of a baker than cook, and still this happens. I will need to look into American Kitchen Cookware! And test them out with these beans, of course!

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    Cynthia | What A Girl Eats — July 15, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I love baked beans! And homemade ones are the best because you can add extra PORK! I love that you’ve used BACON!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — July 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    Dessert in side dish form sounds pretty darn good! Love the bourbon in these, too! Mmm! Congrats on your latest partnership!

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    Krista — July 15, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I wold have to eat that bacon right off the top! Yum!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — July 15, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I could eat baked beans every day! So good!

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    Adriana Lopez-Martin — July 16, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I would eat these beans in a heartbeat great combination and bacon makes everything better =)

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    Kim Beaulieu — July 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    I love baked beans. We used to eat them all the time when we went camping. Such great memories of those times. I can just imagine the flavour in these, plus your presentation is fabulous.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — July 16, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    What an awesome opportunity!! So happy for you. I agree that good Pans are hard to come by. I love the look and sound of these beans. That molasses and maple syrup!!

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    Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman — July 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    Oh my gosh, baked beans are one of my favorite things, especially when they are made with maple syrup and bourbon. These look so good.

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — July 16, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I have to admit that baked beans arent something we eat that often, but these look wonderful! I might have to give them a try!

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    Cookin Canuck — July 16, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I’m saving this recipe because it is the sure-fire route to my father-in-law’s heart, who is a lover of both baked beans and bacon.

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    Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — July 17, 2016 at 10:58 am

    What an amazing flavor combo for baked beans! 🙂 Sounds amazing!

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    Miranda — July 17, 2016 at 3:54 pm

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

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    Isabelle @ Crumb — July 18, 2016 at 2:43 pm

    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.

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    cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — July 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm

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

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    Nicole Hood — July 19, 2016 at 11:33 pm

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

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