Smokin' Coffee & Bean Casserole

Recipes
November 05, 2012

Beans are a terrific source of protein, inexpensive, simple to make, and very hearty

Beans are a terrific source of protein, inexpensive, simple to make, and very hearty, especially when made with these kickin' ingredients. Goes great with our Cowboy Brisket, ribs, chicken, or add a salad and a great bread and you have a delicious autumn meal. This recipe involves adding ingredients at various times during the baking, but it is well worth the attention!

This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 pinch dried thyme; double the amount if fresh
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 pinch rosemary
1/2 cup pickle juice
2 large (28 ounces) cans red kidney beans, drained
1 large red onion, sliced thinly
1/4 cup strong brewed coffee
1 jigger (1 ounce) brandy or Kahlua® (optional, but alcohol does burn off when heated)

Directions:
In a large casserole pot, mix together all the spices, vinegar, and pickle juice together. 
Put in the drained beans and stir well. 
Bake one hour at low heat, 250º F.
Turn up the heat to 400ºF.
Put the sliced onion on top of the beans and continue baking for 20 minutes.
Pour coffee on top the beans and continue to bake for 15 minutes.
Turn off the oven. Pour on the brandy or Kahlua® and let the dish rest in the oven for 15 minutes more or until the liquor is warmed. 
Serve immediately.