More Baked Beans

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by mfreel, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. mfreel

    mfreel Smoking Fanatic

    I tried this recipe last week.  I soaked the beans overnight and did this recipe, but the beans were still too crunchy.  This batch was worth the effort!  They have a sweet flavor with all of the brown sugar, syrup and molasses, but they also have a real KICK at the end with the cayenne pepper.  I really think that you should do this recipe in your smoker, but they're also something you could do in your oven, too.  I'd put these in the oven at 275-300 for a couple hours.  Here's the recipe and how I finished them in the smoker!

    • 2 lbs of Great Northern or white beans soaked overnight and simmered for about an hour until soft and almost mushy
    • 1 lb bacon cooked and chopped
    • 1 cup BBQ sauce
    • 1/4 cup maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 1/2 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tbls ketchup
    • 2 tbls Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tbls granulated garlic
    • 1 tbls granulated onion
    • 1 tbls cracked black pepper
    • 1 tbls rib rub (any kind)
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
    • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
    Add all of the ingredients in a large bowl and combine.  Add the cooked and softened beans to the bowl and toss with the mixture.  Place the beans in a smoker-safe container.  I used a large aluminum pan about 9x11x2.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil.  Place in your smoker and crank it up to about 250 for 2 hours.  After 2 hours, remove the foil, stir, and start adding some smoke.  I used apple wood for this batch.  Let it smoke for another 2 hours, stirring a couple of times.  

    The only change I'd make to this recipe is to add some more liquid.  I might double the BBQ sauce, syrup, molasses and ketchup.  They weren't dry, but if you want something closer to "out of the can," consider adding a little more liquid.
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look great!
  3. jhend

    jhend Smoke Blower

    They look very good but you are right they need more gravy.
  4. smokinal

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

    I agree on the gravy thing.

    We like our beans kinda soupy.


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