Slow Cooker Peach and Bourbon Bonanza Baked Beans

This recipe requires little prep and can cook all day for you to enjoy as a vegetarian meal or side dish when you get home from a busy day. It’s also a great dish to pass at parties or barbecues.

You’ll enjoy the sweet and savory flavors in this dish, which also provides plenty of health benefits thanks to a wide variety of ingredients.

Peaches are low in calories and offer natural sweetness, while containing vitamins A and C, which keep skin healthy. Garlic allows for healthy blood circulation and contains antioxidants to support the heart and immune system. Cannellini beans are known for their ability to prevent cancer and regulate blood sugar levels. Pinto beans and black beans add protein and fiber to this dish, while kidney beans contain iron, giving your body energy throughout the day.

Prepare this meal in the morning and enjoy when you have a busy night. Check out this video to see how easy cooking this recipe can be:

 

Ingredients

• 3 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
• Cooking spray
• 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted pinto beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted kidney beans, drained and rinsed (dark or light red)
• 2 ripe peaches, peeled and finely diced (about 2 cups)
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 1/2 cup ketchup
• 1/2 cup bourbon
• 1/4 cup maple syrup
• 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
• 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
• 2 tsp. chili powder
• 1 tsp. smoked paprika
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 Jalapeno pepper, diced (optional – de-seed for less spice or you can leave the seeds in for more heat)

Slow Cooker Peach and Bourbon Bonanza Baked Beans

Instructions
1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add bacon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. When finished, remove bacon from skillet.
2. Coat inside of a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray or use a slow cooker bag. Crumble bacon into the slow cooker. Add beans and remaining ingredients. Stir well.
3. Cover, and cook on low 4 to 6 hours. Serve warm. Enjoy!


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