Slow Cooker Bourbon Maple BBQ Beans
- In a large container, whisk together 2 quarts water and kosher salt until salt dissolves. Add beans, cover, and let stand overnight at room temperature. Drain and rinse beans.
- To a slow cooker, add beans, vegetable stock, bourbon, apple cider vinegar and Liquid Smoke (if using). Set aside.
- In a skillet over medium-high heat, add olive oil and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions soften and begin to brown around the edges, about 7 minutes. Stir in jalapeño pepper, green bell pepper, and garlic and cook until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Scrape the contents of the skillet into the slow cooker.
- Add ketchup, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, mustard powder, barbecue rub, and hot sauce to slow cooker. Stir well. Set slow cooker on high for 8 hours. Stir, and cook 2 hours more on high. Serve immediately, or store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.