Beer Baked Beans

Happy Fourth of July (or Tour de France Day)!  I hope you all are enjoying the day with friends, family and food!

If being patriotic means cooking up a storm and eating and drinking with friends, then I am oh-so-patriotic. I’ve spent the better part of the past 24 hours shopping, prepping, cooking, and baking all sorts of goodies from British Spicy Mustard to Beer Baked Beans to Bourbon Peach Pies. But right now I’m off to enjoy the fruits of my labor and to watch the Prologue of the the Tour de France with friends, so I’ll leave you with this simple and simply delicious recipe for Beer Baked Beans.

Beer Baked Beans

adapted from The Kitchn/The Economical Epicurean

1 (16 oz.) bag of dried navy beans, soaked overnight and drained
1 tbsp chipotle chili powder
1 tbsp chili powder
2 medium vidalia onions, chopped finely
3 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
2/3 C real maple syrup
1.5 tsp spicy brown mustard
1.5 c Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale (or any dark beer)
4.5 C water

Preheat the oven to 350.

In a large pot on the stove, bring all ingredients to a boil over medium high heat.

Immediately transfer the boiling bean mixture to a large casserole dish, cover with aluminum foil (or the dish’s glass lid) and bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Remove the cover and bake for another hour and a half or until the liquid is mostly absorbed and the top is browned and crusty.

12 Responses to “Beer Baked Beans”
  1. jumbleberryjam says:

    Two of my favorite things together at last! Cheers and thanks for the awesome recipe!! :-)

  2. BitterSweet says:

    I’ve actually never had baked beans… But this has got to be one of the most enticing recipes I’ve seen for them yet!

  3. Diann says:

    I had my first beer braised beans not too long ago and thought they were really good. Your recipe looks yummy, esp. with all the maple syrup!

  4. JennShaggy says:

    Dude I know. I seriously don’t buy clothes, shoes or jewelry, so I can justify the expense of gourmet produce. They were well worth it. I’ve been using them as much as I can for the past 3 days.

    I had to laugh when I first saw “Artisinal” on the package, thinking it was just a fancy word used to make the tofu seem special. Then I tasted it and realized how truly hand-crafted it was.

  5. shellyfish says:

    Beer baked beans! Nothing says summer like beer baked beans. I feel so nostalgic when I think of all those great summer bbq’s!

  6. Thanks for the bean recipe. My last foray didn’t go so well but I’m ready to jump back on the wagon and this recipe sounds great.

  7. Barbara says:

    Yay for beer-baked beans! The chipotle chili powder sounds like a great addition.

  8. Oh my gosh! I must have these as soon as possible!

  9. jessy says:

    beer baked beans are something i’m gonna have to make soon! i haven’t had baked beans in forever – and booze bake beans – hellz yeah! hope you had a glorious 4th, Jes! superw00t! (nice call on using Samuel Smiths Nut Brown Ale! mmmmmmmmm!)

  10. DaviMack says:

    Does the beer add anything, really? I mean, can you taste it? Would you, if you didn’t drink the stuff, want to try this dish?

  11. Mihl says:

    Beer, chipotles, and mustard? Yes, please!

  12. fortheloveofguava says:

    wow! homemade baked beans!! for some reason I thought these would be so much more complicated… looks so good… I want I want!!!

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