#BBQWeek: Cherry Chipotle Bourbon Baked Beans

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BBQWeek. I received product samples from sponsors to use in creating #BBQWeek recipes. However, all opinions are mine alone.

It’s day 3 of #BBQWeek hosted by Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie of A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. If you haven’t checked in with me yet, this week is full of recipes made for grilling or for BBQ’s. Over 20 bloggers are participating in this event this week and we have some great sponsors that have put together an awesome giveaway that you can win.

One of the sponsors is Not Ketchup. I’ve worked with them a few times before and have tried out most of their sauces. They’re all delicious but for this recipe I decided to go with the Cherry Chipotle All Purpose Sauce.

When I was looking for recipes for the event, I realized that I’d never made baked beans before. I wasn’t a huge fan of them as a child and we didn’t have them very often at parties or BBQ’s so I guess I just never thought to make them. I still remember the first time I had them and realized how good they were. It was a potluck work event and the wife of a coworker had made them. It’s probably been at least a decade since then, but every time I see homemade baked beans, that’s what I think of.

Not Ketchup is a line of fruit gourmet grilling and dipping sauces with no added sugar, no corn syrup and no artificial sweeteners. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo, vegan, low-carb and Whole30 friendly. To find out more about them, check out their social media pages:

Website: https://www.notketchup.com 

You can make homemade baked beans using dried beans that have been soaked, but I wasn’t feeling that ambitious so I opted to used canned beans that had been drained.




#BBQWeek: Cherry Chipotle Bourbon Baked Beans

Rich and smokey, this cherry chipotle sauce pairs wonderfully with baked beans.

  • Author: NicholeL
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 2 15 oz. cans northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ⅔ cup Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle All Purpose Sauce
  • 1 tbsp prepared yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder


1. Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium high heat until crispy. Remove from the skillet and place on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.
2. Reserve a teaspoon of the bacon grease and add the onion to the skillet, cooking over medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add onions, beans, Cherry Chipotle Sauce, mustard, bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a slow cooker. Stir until combined.
4. Cook on low for 4 hours.
5. Stir in the bacon before serving.

Keywords: baked beans, chipotle, cherry, slow cooker

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These are delicious! The beans are perfectly tender and the cherry chipotle provides just enough heat and sweet to the beans.



Disclaimer: Thank you to #BBQWeek Sponsors Adam’s Extracts, Michigan Asparagus, and Not Ketchup for providing the prizes free of charge. These sponsors also provided bloggers with samples and product to use for creating #BBQWeek recipes. All opinions are my own.

Feeling lucky? You should totally enter the giveaway! Here’s what you can win:
Michigan Asparagus
Prize Number 1: $100 Gift Card Courtesy of Michigan Asparagus (Value $100) Michigan Asparagus is known for its hand snapped fresh asparagus. It is available May – June and grown mostly in Oceana County along the shores of Lake Michigan. Michigan Asparagus has excellent flavor and a long shelf life. It is a nutrient-dense, low-calorie vegetable with no fat, no cholesterol, and very little sodium. Approximately 120 local Michigan farmers produce approximately 20 million pounds of Michigan Asparagus during the state’s 6-7 week harvest. Remember to buy U.S. for the freshest of the fresh.
Not Ketchup
Prize Number 2: Not Ketchup Sampler 5-Pack (Value $40) Not Ketchup is a line of fruit gourmet grilling and dipping sauces with no added sugar, no corn syrup and no artificial sweeteners. They are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo, vegan, low-carb and Whole30 friendly. Flavors in the sampler pack: Tangerine Hatch Chile Not Ketchup blends sweet-tart California tangerines with a touch of heat from authentic Hatch chiles from New Mexico. Favorite pairings: fish, chicken, turkey Cherry Chipotle Not Ketchup combines ripe cherries with the subtle, smoky heat of chipotle pepper. Favorite pairings: burgers, steak, salmon, ribs, meatballs Blueberry White Pepper Not Ketchup takes blueberries to the savory side with a touch of mustard and a little kick of white pepper. Favorite pairings: lamb chops, shrimp, scallops, pork tenderloin, goat cheese Smoky Date Not Ketchup mixes the natural sweetness of sun-ripened California dates with aromatic smoked paprika. Favorite pairings: pork chops, roast turkey, rotisserie chicken, ham, sausages Spiced Fig Not Ketchup blends rich California Mission figs with warm spices like cinnamon, anise and black pepper. Favorite pairings: Leg of lamb, steak, roast chicken, cheddar cheese

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Grilled Spiced Blue Hawaiian Cocktail by Daily Dish Recipes
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Jersey Style Hot Dogs by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Peppercorn Blue Cheese Burgers with Cherry Sauce by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
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  1. I bet this ketchup makes your beans taste fantastic!

  2. What a fun way to use Not Ketchup! And this is such a great side for BBQ season.

  3. Definitely need to look into some other flavors of Not Ketchup, we love the Tangerine Hatch Chile! These beans look so good!

  4. After trying this sauce, I can just imagine how well it works in these beans…thank goodness I have a little bit left!

  5. Such a creative use for the Not Ketchup. I bet the beans are awesome and the perfect side for any cookout.

  6. Oh yum! I love the idea of using the Not Ketchup to add flavor to already delicious baked beans!! YUM!

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