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Root Beer Baked Beans with bacon

With smoky bacon, sweet root beer, and a buttery bread crumb topping, everyone’s sure to enjoy these best-ever Root Beer Baked Beans.

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Ingredients

FOR THE BEANS, COOK:

SWEAT:

DEGLAZE:

FOR THE TOPPING, PULSE:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°.

For the beans, cook bacon in a non-stick skillet until crisp; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Discard all but 1 Tbsp. drippings.

Sweat onions, bell pepper, and garlic in drippings over medium heat until soft, 5 minutes.

Deglaze skillet with root beer; cook until root beer nearly evaporates, 10 minutes. Stir in beans, tomato purée, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire, vinegar, mustard, Tabasco, root beer extract, salt, and bacon; bring to a simmer. Transfer beans to a 2-qt. baking dish.

For the topping, pulse bread in a food processor to crumbs. Add parsley; pulse to combine. Top beans with bread crumbs; bake until topping is toasted and beans are bubbly, 15 minutes.

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