Jack Daniels & Coke Barbecue Baked Beans


First of all – sorry about the photo. The beans were half eaten before I’d even fetched my camera so this is a quick camera phone shot.

One of my best friends is a huge JD and Coke fan and I came up with this recipe when she visited recently. I’d cooked bourbon BBQ baked beans before and figured the coke would give it a neat twist. It works really well – the flavours of the JD and Coke just melt down into the background and give terrific depth of flavour. Of course all the alcohol disappears within seconds so perfectly fine for kids too. It’s really quick to prepare and very low maintenance once the cooking process starts.

I cooked these on my BBQ smoker  underneath a few slabs of spare ribs that were slow smoking. Continue reading Jack Daniels & Coke Barbecue Baked Beans

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Quality ingredients lovingly prepared.

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