Baked Beans from SCRATCH Today (w/ Q-view) and BBR

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by big bad rog, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. big bad rog

    big bad rog Fire Starter

    Today I'm making Baked beans from SCRATCH. I am so, so tired of beans from a can when I know I can make better. Look, truthfully, I am still going to eat beans from a can - and doctor them up to taste. I am hoping these will be rich, dark and tasty.

    Here is my recipe:

    2 - 1# bags of Great Northern Beans - SOAKED OVERNIGHT

    1# Thick cut bacon

    2 Onions

    2 Tablespoons - Minced Garlic

    6 Tablespoons Molasses

    2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt

    1 Teaspoon Black Pepper

    1/2 Teaspoon Dry Mustard

    1 Cup Ketchup

    2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

    1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

    1/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

    1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon

    1 Tablespoon Honey

    1) Soak beans overnight

    2) In "soaking" water, simmer beans for 1.5 hours

    3) Drain beans, reserve 1 cup liquid

    4) Cut bacon into 1/2" strips, render in pan and cook, remove to paper towel to drain, reserve grease

    5) Cook onion and garlic until translucent in bacon grease, remove from saute pan and drain grease

    6) Mix molasses, salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, worcestershire, sugar, cayenne, cinnamon, and honey in large bowl

    7) Add beans, bacon, onions and garlic and mix

    8) Place mixture into aluminum pan, add reserved "soaking" water, stir, and cover with aluminum foil

    9) Bake in smoker covered for 3 hours then 3 hours uncovered

    I will add more pics once its done.




  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Im gonna have to try these. They look good. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Looking good so far.I have only made beans from scratch once.Any thing is better homemade than from a can.Cant wait to find out how they turned out.[​IMG]    
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, I agree there so much better from scratch. [​IMG]
  5. big bad rog

    big bad rog Fire Starter

    Here they are finished..... Best with a little BBQ sauce on top.[​IMG]

  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, they look great. [​IMG]
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fine looking grub there. Thanks for the pics.
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking meal!

    Copied the bean recipe.

    Will give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing!
  9. daggerdoggie

    daggerdoggie Smoke Blower

    X2 On my list!
  10. All I can say is I'm starting to get very hungry.

    Hey BBR have you ever tried to Can these home baked beans in mason jars?
  11. big bad rog

    big bad rog Fire Starter

    I haven't.

    But I will tell you that we had a lot left over, stored them in several dinner side sized tupperware containers and froze them.

    They did freeze and reheat very well.
  12. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No wonder I'm FAT; People like you posting delicious looking stuff and making me hungry......another Peanut Butter and Jelly,[​IMG].

    I've been munching on Bird since T-day and now I remember why I only like it once a year[​IMG].

    Have fun BBD, and be sure to ENJOY those beans for me..........[​IMG]
  13. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How did I miss this one the first time - those look great !
  14. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]  consider it stolen .Thanks bunches.    
  15. Now I'm going to have to purchase some Mason Jars just to try canning this recipe.  Then report back after I give it a whirl. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2011
  16. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    going have to try this one... Thanks for posting ribs look great also [​IMG]
  17. Did a batch like yours but added 1/2C Jim Beam. alcohol cooked out but added great taste. Took to a party not a bean left.
  18. These look great, going to try them this weekend. 2 Questions though, what temp did you put them in the smoker at and what kind of wood did you use for the smoke. I'm a newbie and just started smoking about 2 months ago. Any help would be appreciated!
  19. mikesway

    mikesway Newbie

    Trying something similar today. (I know this is old, I just wanted to subscribe)
  20. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I missed this post before.

    Looks like I'll have try it soon.

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