Let's face it: we don't always have all day to let beans cook in the slow cooker, or all night to let them soak. Sometimes you just need to eat dinner, soon. Here's a, dare I say it? hack for a can of baked beans that will feel special, especially if you're pairing it with a nice ale or glass of wine.
"Saucy" Baked Beans
1 28 oz can of vegetarian baked beans (I used B&M in this case)
1/2 tsp ground garlic
1/4 tsp onion powder
Salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste
1 1/2 oz bourbon
3/4 oz Ancho Reyes liqueur
Combine all ingredients and allow to simmer for 10 minutes or so.
Booze, is there anything you can't improve?!