1small or 1/2 large yellow onionfinely diced (1/2 cup diced)
4strips low-sodium baconcooked ‘til crisp and chopped
Drain beans and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together BBQ sauce, ketchup, brown sugar, tomato paste, molasses/maple syrup, bourbon (if desired), Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside.
In a medium pot set to medium-high heat, add butter. Once hot, add onion and garlic; cook until fragrant and soft, about 2 minutes. Pour in BBQ sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, then stir in beans and chopped bacon. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve warm with your favorite BBQ or grilled food.