Chef Jamie's Honey and Bacon Barbecue Beans

July 13, 2012

Bacon, honey and coffee enrich the flavors in Chef Jamie's Baked Beans, making them one of 'Summer's best'

Chef Jamie says: "Bacon, honey and coffee…the ultimate flavor enhancers for rich, addictive baked beans. Summer’s best!"

This recipe makes 8 servings.

8 slices applewood smoked bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 cup honey
Three (1-pound) cans of your favorite Baked Beans
1 cup sweet yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
1 cup brewed coffee
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
One (14-ounce) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons Jack Daniels

Preheat oven to 275°F.
In a large Dutch oven, sauté bacon over medium heat stirring occasionally until crispy.
Once bacon is crispy, remove the bacon and drain on a paper towel.

Into the bacon drippings, add the onions. Cook over medium-high heat until the onion is tender, about 10 minutes.
Add the canned beans, honey, coffee, mustard and tomato sauce.
Stir to incorporate all of the ingredients.

Bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir in the Jack and cooked bacon.
Bake uncovered for 1 1/2 hours, stirring twice during the cooking process.

Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.

For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.

Jamie can also be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM and she can be seen stirring up something delicious on television shows and in print nationwide. Jamie’s most recent cookbook entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2” is now available as an eBook and has been featured on Emeril Live, Martha Stewart and QVC.

She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her website,, is a scrumptious resource for food lovers everywhere.

Recipe Courtesy of Jamie Gwen, 2012