I think this is a fantastic bean recipe. I have made it for years as printed and just now read the different reviews. Cannot believe people did not enjoy. I am ask for the recipe everytime i make them!
Amber Ale Baked Beans
Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Cindy Barr
Just a little bacon gives a lot of flavor to this classic barbecue side, especially when you add it to sweet caramelized onions and a bottle of slightly fruity and malty ale.
Yield: 9 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 276
- Calories from fat: 14%
- Fat: 4.3g
- Saturated fat: 1.3g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
- Protein: 11.5g
- Carbohydrate: 46.1g
- Fiber: 10.4g
- Cholesterol: 7mg
- Iron: 3.3mg
- Sodium: 558mg
- Calcium: 90mg
- 2 cups water
- 4 (16-ounce) cans low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and quartered
- 2 bacon slices (uncooked), chopped
- 2 cups chopped yellow onion (about 2 medium)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 3/4 cup no salt-added ketchup
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 (12-ounce) bottle amber ale (such as Redhook)
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 300°.
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Drain over a large bowl; reserve cooking liquid. Discard onion and bay leaves.
- Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in pan; set bacon aside. Add chopped onion to drippings in pan; cook 10 minutes or until golden brown and caramelized, stirring frequently. Add garlic and chili powder to pan; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add ketchup and next 5 ingredients (through ale) and 1/2 cup reserved bean liquid to pan; bring to a boil. Add beans and bacon. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until slightly thick. Transfer to a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 45 minutes or until thick.
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