Pork and beans today

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bluewhisper, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was going to do this with store-bought beans, but they were surprisingly expensive. So I soaked some dried pintos and put them in a crockpot with a can of tomato soup with a can of water, some catsup, BBQ sauce and molasses.

    Let's get to it. The Object At Hand: a pork loin smoked in the offset, over apple and cherry, which is rather tangy. It's rubbed with a garlic/herb mix which came from a friend of mine who uses it as a baker at a Kroger grocery. Got a bit of decent smoke ring.


    la la la la la


    Oh look who's here


    This is what I got. It's the first time I've ground pork loin that has been smoked. The aroma resembles bacon. The texture is too crumbly to form into patties, maybe with some binder like egg and bread crumbs. The grinder seemed to be fighting it and it was warm when done.


    The seasoning mix, the Chipotle is from Sunny Gully Farms.


    Into the pot! Now I wait for my enthusiastic assistant to help out.


    Tomorrow morning, when I lay half-awake in bed, my left hand will smell of onions, again.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't wait to see the end of this! Looks great so far!

    Al
     
  3. bekellog81

    bekellog81 Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Makes me hungry just thinking about this!!!
     
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's funny how this makes the house smell like classic pork and beans, except I have nowhere near as much sugar as the typical product.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Where's the money shot?

    Al
     
  6. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll heat a bowl of it for lunch today.

    I love making a slow batch of baked beans, and making the household smell like them. I don't make them sweet with a lot of brown sugar like everyone else. There's sweetness in the BBQ sauce and catsup. ('catsup" fails the auto spell check) My secret trick (he tells the world) is the tease of molasses, maybe two tablespoons  in a crockpot batch. It adds a depth to the aroma and flavor.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
  7. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I should go back and read through the thread before I post, I repeated myself.
     
  8. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here you go. Looks like, well, pork and beans. I like the flavor; it came out thicker than I expected. I was afraid it would be too smoky but it's just right.  I need to do this again, and document everything so I can post a recipe.

    BTW the bowl is from Heartstone Pottery, a chile-themed line from the 90s when peppers were trendy. I have a few other pieces which will probably show up in my pics here. I looked around online and I can't find any images of this line.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016

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