Baken Beans - Honey-Rum Black

Baken Beans - Honey-Rum Black

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 12

    oz dried black beans, soaked for 8 hours in cold water.

  • 1

    tbsp canola oil

  • ½

    pound chorizo sausage, diced

  • 1

    medium Spanish onion, finely diced

  • 1

    medium carrot, diced

  • 4

    cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1

    cup dark rum

  • ¼

    cup honey, or more to taste

  • 3

    tbsp molasses, or more to taste

  • 3

    tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2

    cups homemade chicken stock or low-sodium canned chicken broth

  • 1

    cup BBQ sauce (optional homemade in directions)

  • ¼

    cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, optional

Directions

Drain beans, place them in a large saucepan and add cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium, partially cover pot, and simmer until very tender, 60-90 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Cook sausage in a medium saute pan until golden brown and fat has rendered. Remove the sausage with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels. Add the onion and carrot to the pan and cook until soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add rum and cook until reduced by half. Add mixture to beans. Add cooked meat, honey, molasses, sugar, stock, BBQ sauce, and 1/4 cilantro to the beans. Mix gently to combine, and season with salt/pepper. Transfer the mixture to a large baking dish, cover, and bake 30 minutes. Check to see if mix is dry; if it is, add some extra stock. Return to oven and bake another 25 minutes. Then remove cover and bake golden 15 minutes. Garnish with 2 tbsp cilantro, let sit at least 10 minutes before serving.


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