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Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Bean Recipe

  • 1 – 15 oz. can Great Northern Beans
  • 1 – 15 oz. can Black Beans
  • 1 – 15 oz. can Pinto Beans
  • 1 – 15 oz. can Kidney Beans
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6-8 slices of bacon
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 3 tbs. mustard
  • 3 tbs. of your favorite BBQ sauce (or whatever you have on hand)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tbs. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Preparation

    Drain the juice from the black, pinto, and kidney beans. Mix them up with the vegetarian beans in a foil drip pan.
    4th of July BBQ Recipes - Smoker Style BBQ Beans
    Chop up the bacon and fry it until done. Spoon onto a paper towel to drain.
    4th of July BBQ Recipes - Smoker Style BBQ Beans Cook Drain Bacon
    Drain most of the grease, retaining at least 2-4 tbs. Chop the onion up small, and fry in the bacon grease until well-cooked.
    4th of July BBQ Recipes - Smoker Style BBQ Beans Fried Onions in Bacon Grease
    Add the drained bacon, sauteed onions, and the rest of the ingredients to the beans. Stir well.
    4th of July BBQ Recipes - Smoker Style BBQ Beans Bacon Onions Beans Mixed Together
    Place on the lower BBQ smoker grill. Be sure and center it below where your drip meat will be cooking.
    4th of July BBQ Recipes - Smoker Style BBQ Beans on the Smoker
    Put your other items on the BBQ smoker and let cook until the meat is done.
     
    I typically run the BBQ smoker between 215°F and 250°F (depending on what I am cooking); at these temperatures the beans will happily cook away without a lot of attention. If you are cooking something that requires higher smoking temperatures you’ll want to keep a closer eye on these to make sure they don’t boil away. Here’s what this batch looked like when they were done:
    4th of July BBQ Recipes - Smoker Style BBQ Beans Ready to Eat

    One of the tricks we learned when making a batch with the brisket is that 3 hours is generally more than enough to get great results, but anything longer than that will get too greasy and you’ll end up having to drain off a lot of fat.
    These can also be cooked in a much shorter time; generally anything over an hour will yield a batch of beans that will get your friends talking

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