I like using Guinness in savory dishes, particularly those that are slow-cooked. This summer, I came up with this recipe for baked beans and they were a big hit. Given that this year is the 250th anniversary of Guinness, I thought I'd share and make it slightly more Irish, if not in tradition (these are much sweeter than Irish/British beans), then in ingredients, by making the whiskey Jameson. Feel free to use any whiskey you like (same with the beer actually) and they're still great. For those looking for a non-alcoholic beer substitution, try O'Doul's Amber, which is a really useful cooking beer that happens to be non-alcoholic. I buy my onions pre-diced and frozen and my garlic pre-diced in a jar.
Note that this recipe is made to fill my large oval crock pot and will NOT fit in the standard round ones. Split in half for that.