Hope everyone’s weekend is going as well as ours…….
Well we forgot to pick up Bush’s grillin’ beans the last time we did grocery shopping so we decided to make our own homemade bourbon & brown sugar beans & franks and OMG! These beans tasted even more delicious then the Bush’s beans that we love from the can.
Only difference is that we used our trusty crock pot though and it tasted as good or better then baked or grilled beans. So we had this with a huge spring salad a piece and some leftover cornbread for dinner over the weekend.
~Crockpot Bourbon & Brown Sugar Beans & Franks Recipe~
1 pound bag of dried pinto beans (soaked overnight)
in 3 Tablespoons of baking soda
1 or 2 packages of beef franks (10-20 franks sliced into bite sizes)
2-3 cups of butter flavored pancake syrup (I love Mrs. Buttersworth)
1-2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of granulated white sugar (optional)
½ stick of butter
1 Tablespoon of honey barbeque sauce
1/2 cup of tomato sauce or ketchup
1-2 Tablespoons of bourbon
1 quart of water
1 small whole yellow onion (peeled and left whole)
1 Tablespoon of Lawry’s season salt
1 Tablespoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
1 Tablespoon of dried cilantro flakes
2 quart crock pot
1 quart bowl and lid
1 medium Skillet
~Directions for soaking beans:~
Soak the beans in water and baking soda overnight or at least for 8 hours. (In quart sized bowl with lid fill the bowl to the top with cold water and sprinkle the baking soda over it)
Drain the water from the beans and rinse the beans very, very well at least a couple of times and then soak them again in clear water for an additional hour. (this will help remove the salt from the beans) then strain and rinse beans again.
1. Turn crock pot on high. Then pour the beans into the crock pot and pour just enough filtered water to cover the top of the beans, no more, (that’s approximately one quart of water) add spices and whole onion, cook for 2 hours or until beans are well done.
3. Remove and discard the whole onion and turn the crock pot on low. And add the pancake syrup, sugars, butter, barbeque sauce and tomato sauce. Let cook for 1 hour more.
4. Then add and stir in the bourbon and let pot of beans continue to cook for 1 to 2 more hours on low.
5. Fry the beef franks in skillet until well done. (about 5-10 minutes) Then cut franks up into bite size pieces.
6. Serve in bowls and top beans with frank pieces in each bowl.
Yummy! 8 to 10 servings.
~Have An Amazing Restful Weekend ALL!~