Isn’t it great when you can wow your guests with a side dish? The addition of a trendy ingredient or unfamiliar flavor can take a recipe to the next level. Dinner guests will be wondering what the secret ingredient is and you’ll be smiling at their guesses.

Our Randall booze beans are definitely for adults only. Many dishes that include alcohol are fine for kids, because the majority of the alcohol is cooked out over time. But with our booze beans, the bourbon is added near the end of the cook time. While this means you get more of the rich, slightly sweet flavor of bourbon, it also means there’s no time for the alcohol to cook out.

The combination of smoky bacon and bourbon creates a rich and deep flavor creating a decadent side dish. Coffee adds an undercurrent of roasted flavor and complements the richness of the bacon and bourbon. Dry mustard and ground ginger give the dish a tangy brightness. Finally, the addition of pineapple, brown sugar and molasses add a punch of sweetness. Randall booze beans are a great dish to serve alongside roasted meats.

Randall Booze Beans

1 24-ounce jar Randall Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1/8 pound sliced bacon
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/8 tablespoon ground ginger
1/8 cup strong coffee or 1/2 tablespoon ground coffee
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
1/4 cup Bourbon
4 ounces sliced pineapple

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon until crisp and drain, then let cool and crumble. Combine all ingredients except the bourbon and pineapple in a baking dish.  Bake for 45 minutes. Remove from the oven and stir in the Bourbon. Arrange the pineapple slices on top and return to the oven for 25 minutes or until bubbly and the pineapple starts to brown.

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