Monday, September 2, 2013

Jack in the Beans

Getting ready to cook out for Labor Day! Burgers, Dogs and Baked Beans are on the menu.  I'm feeling a little nostalgic this morning and missing my family in Tennessee, then I remembered this recipe to add a little something extra to our dinner tonight - Mr. Jack!  These are the best beans I've ever made!

You'll need:
2 tablespoons bacon drippings or oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup Jack Daniel’s® Tennessee Whiskey
1 can (28 ounces) baked beans
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon Liquid Smoke, optional

Heat drippings in a large saucepan. Stir in the onion and brown sugar.
Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onion is soft and golden brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer 20 to 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

In a pinch, you can use onion flakes instead of chopping an onion - that deletes the oil or bacon grease from the recipe above.  Yellow mustard also does well if your out of Dijon mustard.  I do not use the liquid smoke. 

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