These bourbon mango baked beans are perfect for a barbecue or cookout - and they're so easy to make in the slow cooker!
I was really happy with the way my Bourbon Mango Pulled Summer Squash Sandwiches turned out, particularly the sauce. As soon as we were finished eating, I started thinking about other things I could do with it.
One of the ideas I had was to make baked beans. So I began thinking of interesting spins on my favorite vegan baked beans recipe.
It took a little bit of work (and even some math—gasp!) to figure out how to make this recipe turn out right, but I think I succeeded—these are traditional baked beans with a twist!
This recipe for Bourbon Mango Slow Cooker Baked Beans is perfect for a summer barbecue or potluck party. Trust me, it makes enough to feed a small army. Use leftovers to make baked bean sandwiches or Vegetarian Shipwreck Casserole.
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- Soak beans overnight in a large bowl (if desired). Drain, rinse, and add to large Dutch oven. Cover beans with water and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and cook for 45 minutes, or until tender. Drain and cool.
- While beans are cooking, heat cooking spray in a small skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and saute until golden, stirring often, about 7 minutes.
- Combine onions and beans in slow cooker. Add mango puree, barbecue sauce, water, balsamic vinegar, honey, bourbon, chipotle powder, salt, and pepper and stir until well-combined. Cover and cook on low for 6–8 hours, until sauce has thickened.