Chocolate Bourbon Caramel Macaron Cake…to Celebrate my little (kind of BIG) Secret!!
It doesn’t get much more southern than these bourbon peach BBQ baked beans.
Peaches, bourbon, beans? YES!!
Southerners, you sure do know good food! <–truth
I know it may seem odd to add peaches to your beans, but, but, but, I promise it is not.
No babbling today because I have this feeling that tomorrow I will be doing a lot of that (exciting news!).
PS. I am SO ready for Friday, are you?
Baked beans are never something I thought I would be making. Sadly no one in my immediate family is into beans. I personally love them, but when it comes to making beans as a side dish to a family meal, beans were never an option.
That was until I heard my grandpa was coming to visit, Then I was like, “Oh my gosh, I get to make beans!! See, grandpa loves baked beans. If I recall correctly, he actually loves my Mimi’s baked beans best (Mimi is my dad’s mom, Grandpa is my mom’s dad), but I don’t have that recipe and I have had this idea for peach baked beans since the beginning of summer. So this was my chance, I was making beans!
And yes, I was pretty pumped.
PLUS the peaches have been so flipping good since the start of August. I pretty much could not wait to throw them into my beans.
This recipe is really so simple and quick to throw together. You start out by cooking some bacon (ah huh) in a big ol dutch oven until they are crisp and perfect. From there you literally just add all the other ingredients to the dutch oven (bacon stays in) and continue to bake. I’d say a good 45 minutes until the sauce is bubbly and thickened.
My grandpa thought so, and guys, so did my dad!! Yay!! I tried to get my mom to eat the beans by serving them with freshly made hot popovers. She ate the popovers (like three actually), but didn’t even try the beans.
I mean, how lame is that???
Oh but then I fed gramps a kind of spicy fruit salsa and I think I ruined his taste buds for the night. Thinking maybe not everyone is all that into the hot spices like my dad. However, I also think he may have gotten a red fresno seed. Thinking that maybe the second red fresno (with a few seeds still intact) was probably not my best decision for that salsa either.
But hey, I served this pork and that was a HUGE hit all around…just without the (double) chili salsa.
So what did I serve for dessert??? Next week people. Next week.
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But really, these beans are the best. Totally a crowd pleaser.
Can I use molasses instead of maple syrup?
The molasses might give a pretty strong flavor, but it would probably work. Let me know if you give the recipe a try! xx