My take on cowboy beans. With QView

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokey mo, May 21, 2011.

  1. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    OK I got a feather in my cap to try my hand at baked beans.  

    So here is the basic recipe. 

    2 C pinto beans rinsed and pressure cooked to about of 90% of suggested cook time.

    1 medium onion diced

    1/2 lb. bacon cubed 

    2 cups my wifes amazing BBQ sauce

    1/2 cup dry mustard

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    2 cups pork chunks (cooked down from rib trimmings)

    Pressure cooked the beans and drained them.  

    In my dutch oven I browned the bacon and set it aside, cooked down the onions added the bbq sauce, brown sugar and mustard added back the bacon and simmered.  

    Mixed the beans in and simmered them for about 10 minutes.  

    At this point it was good but it wasn't quite right.  Kept thinking it was missing something big.  To my right was the pot of the mornings coffee that was very dark and strong.

    Ok, what the heck.  I added 2.5 cups to it and letter simmer for about five minutes.  The taste was dead on.  the key was coffee.  Who knew?

    I smoked it with the ribs for about 2.5 hours.

    Here is the money shot....


    There were no beans left at all.  I will be making this again.  I think it may be the best use for rib trimmings yet.

    Thanks for stopping by...
  2. smokinal

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

    Good looking beans!   [​IMG]
  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look great Rick...
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great Rick. I will save this and try them for sure.  
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Way good looking beans..yummie!!

  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good looking beans..thx for posting

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