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Bourbon Beans

These bourbon beans are a great side dish for barbecues, tailgates, or even simply for a night in.

Recipe courtesy of Cuisine at Home
 
Makes 4 cups
Total time: 25 minutes
 
INGREDIENTS
  • 3 strips thick-sliced bacon, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 cans red beans, drained, rinsed (15 oz. each)
  • 1 cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 T. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. molasses
  • 1 T. prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 t. Tabasco
  • Red and/or green bell pepper, minced
 
INSTRUCTIONS
Saute bacon in a large saute pan over medium heat until crisp. Add onion and cook until softened, 3–4 minutes. 
 
Off heat, deglaze with bourbon. Return pan to burner and simmer until bourbon is nearly evaporated. Stir in remaining ingredients (except bell pepper), bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 5 minutes. Garnish beans with bell pepper before serving.
 
Per 1/2 cup: 211 calories; 28% calories from fat; 7g total fat; 26g carb.; 390mg sodium; 6g fiber; 7g protein