Smoked Black Beans

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by arubaariba, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. arubaariba

    arubaariba Fire Starter

    I was talking to a friend who had some smoked black beans & rice at a restaurant down in Mexico while on vacation. I have smoked Cowboy beans in a big pan before - but thinking that I could:

     - buy the canned black beans,

     - drain all the liquid out,

     - pour them onto a perforated (fine) pizza screen and smoke them.  

    My thought process is that they would absorb more smoke this way, and adding a little liquid afterward would re-hydrate them back to normal. Put them in chili, or mexican dishes

    Is my thought process sane, or do I need a vacation?  Thought someone here may have tried it at one point in time.  Thanks for any feedback.
  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes , that would work , however ,why not use dried Beans and cook them in the smoker . . .

    A CI pot with soaked beans and aPig foot . place over your hot spot (about 300* stirring often) and you'llhave a good smoke on them .

    Just MHO...

    Have fun and .. .
  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you're using canned beans, keep an eye on the sodium - read the labels. If you drain them, that will help, and maybe rinse them, too.
  4. arubaariba

    arubaariba Fire Starter

    Thanks for your replies!

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