You'll never need another baked bean recipe after you try our Bourbon Baked Beans! Easy, healthy & chock full of bacon, veggies, molasses & spices.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 lb. dry navy beans, soaked overnight
  • 12 oz applewood smoked bacon, chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup bourbon (can omit & add additional chicken stock in its place)
  • 3/4 cup True Made Foods Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup True Made Foods Vegetable Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin


  1. Pour beans into a large pot, cover with water and let sit overnight. The next morning, drain and rinse beans then set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, brown chopped bacon until crisp. Remove with slotted spoon to a paper towel.
  3. Add onions to pan with bacon grease and cook on medium heat until beginning to caramelize, about 15 minutes. Add garlic and cook additional 2 minutes.
  4. Combine remaining ingredients in the same large pot that you soaked the beans. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add beans and return to boil. Pour into crockpot.
  5. Add crisp bacon, onions and garlic with bacon grease into crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 10-12 hours. Stir occasionally.
  6. When beans are fully cooked, let crockpot sit on warm setting and simmer for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour to thicken.

Recipe Notes

Total time does not include the overnight soaking time for the beans.