Hot dogs & beans, first thread since returning

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by smokinal, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. smokinal

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

    It's cold here in Florida today. A perfect day to smoke something. Didn't want to go to the store so I thought about beans with dogs. I make these beans all the time & usually put them under a rack of ribs so the rib juices get on the beans. But today I didn't have any ribs in the freezer, but I had plenty of homemade bacon. So I took a piece of slab bacon & cubed it & cooked it for that pork flavor. I believe they call them lardones. Here's a look at the ingredients.


    It's a pretty simple recipe. I've made these so many times before I don't really measure anything. I put it all together & adjust it until I have the taste I'm looking for.

    This is about where too start.

    1 can Bushes Original baked beans

    1/2 cup raw sugar

    4 TBS Grey Poupon

    1/2 cup pickled jalapenos (don't chop them up)

    1 whole onion (rough chop)

    3 or 4 hot dogs ( I use my homemade, the ones that are bent from hanging in the smoker )

    About 1 to 1/2 " of slab bacon cubed ( don't put this in if I have ribs on top )


    Into a cast iron pan to crisp up.


    After they get crispy I added the sliced up hot dogs


    Now the rest of the ingredients into an aluminum pan. I put them in without stirring so you could see the approximate amount of each.


    All mixed up & ready to go


    Next stop the trusty Smoke Vault, as you can see its been used a lot


    I'm using red oak for the wood today. Oak is everywhere around here. I have a couple oak trees in my back yard.


    OK beans are in the smoker


    Check back in a couple of hours. They usually take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to get done. I never let them go longer than 3 hours


    The smoker is sitting right at 225 & has a nice light smoke coming out the top vent


    It's about 2 1/2 hours & they have the color I'm looking for


    Next up it's lunch time. This is a great 1 bowl meal. I like to put a little cheese on top. The plate is a little messy, because Judy (my wife) kept taking bites before I could get a photo.


    Thanks for looking. Hope you enjoyed the show!

    Al
     
  2. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great Al! Great post, thanks for sharing with us. David.
     
  3. smokinal

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

    Thanks David! Forgot how much fun it is to take photos of your smoking adventure!

    Al
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Them looks like some tasty beans.
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks like a great meal! 20 years in restaurants and could eat anything I wanted, seafood, steaks, whatever. Some of the best food were the simple, throw together, one pot Family Meals, made for the staff...JJ
     
  6. smokinal

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

    Thanks Adam & JJ ! I'm eating a bowl right now!
     
  7. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks and sounds real tasty I would be all over them

    Richie
     
  8. I like it. [​IMG]
     
  9. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great Al..............[​IMG]   love the hot dogs and beans.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I believe I could eat a bowl of them... yum yum ... Thumbs Up
     
  11. smokinal

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

    Thanks for the compliment Richie!
     
  12. smokinal

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

    Thanks for the nice words! Scott, Keith, & Boykjo
     
  13. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks Great Al !!![​IMG]--------------------[​IMG]

    Love that Final Bowl Pic!![​IMG]

    MMMMMmmmm...............[​IMG]

    Bear
     
  14. smokinal

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

    Thanks Bear!! It would have been better if Judy hadn't had her spoon in there before I took the photo!

    Al
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  15. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    DANG IT MAN!! Thems there look very yummylishis

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
  16. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Man oh Man, those look delicious!
     
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Smoke! Welcome back!

    POINTS!!!
     
  18. smokinal

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

    DS, Case, & Whistech. Thanks for the kind words guys! It's great to be back here!

    Al
     
  19. diamondmarco

    diamondmarco Smoke Blower

    Yum yum yum. thanks for the inspiration. I know what I'LL be making this week!
     
  20. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That looks great, I haven't tried beans in the smoker yet.

    I wish I could find an image I had from a 1960s cookbook, of a beans and dogs recipe for a party - imagine one of those big steel baking pans, half-full of plain canned baked beans, with hot dogs jabbed into them like ancient standing stones. It's hilarious, like There's your hot dogs, kids, now leave me alone, I want a cigarette.

    Edited to add, I do have Frankfort Royale


     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016

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