Barbecued Beans

Barbecued Beans! Three Amazing Recipes!

It would be impossible to have a website about barbecue without including at least one recipe for barbecued beans.  It has to be one of the most popular side dishes served with BBQ. 

There are a lot of good barbecue bean recipes out there.  One of the key things that I think make really good beans is to place them in the smoker and cook them uncovered.  That way they can pick up the Smokey flavor they need to be good.  All you have to do to make this work is stir them occasionally so they don’t burn.  I always cook my beans in the smoker, in aluminum pans, so the clean up is easier.  Remember, cook them uncovered.

Barbecued Beans are one of the Greatest Sides
Barbecued Beans are one of the Greatest Sides

Amazing Recipe 1

Here’s a recipe that works well with me and is enjoyed by all of my friends:

2 – 16-oz cans of beans
Drain sauce out of the can and discard.
3/4 cup BBQ sauce
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped smoked pork or brisket (or use bacon)
2 tablespoons honey
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard 

Serves 6
Fold together all ingredients in a large bowl. Transfer to an aluminum baking pan. Place in smoker uncovered at medium heat (225 F.- 275 F.) for about 90 minutes or until heated through.

HINT: Next time you smoke a pork shoulder or brisket put some away in a freezer bag for use in your beans. I use applewood, but hickory and oak work well. You’ll have to experiment and see what you prefer the taste of.

I have modified this recipe over the years.  There are changes I have made to it.  I have changed the recipe a bit. I use skinned red peppers instead of green. One thing I also do now is to add a tablespoon of Head Country’s Rub and a tablespoon of horseradish. Experiment a bit and see which one you like more.

Barbecued Beans Come in Many Different Forms
Barbecued Beans Come in Many Different Forms

Barbecued Beans! Recipe 2

Like anything, there is more than one great way to make your beans amazing. You would be mad not to try this one as well.

Navy or Michigan White beans 1 lb.
Brown Sugar (or molasses) 2 cups packed Tomato juice 4 cups
Celery 1/4 cup minced
Onion 1 Cup chopped
Bell Pepper 1/4 Cup, chopped
Dry mustard 1/2 t.
Clove s 1/4 t.
Horseradish 1 T. grated
Cardamom 1/8 t.
Black pepper 1/4 t.
Barbequed pork shoulder 2 cups
Salt 1 tsp.

Cook beans until tender, pour into pot or casserole dish. Mix in other
ingredients and bake at 350 degrees until tender.

Keep Experimenting Until You are Happy
Keep Experimenting Until You are Happy

Barbecued Beans! Recipe 3

These amazing barbecued beans recipes just keep on coming. This is another of our favorites.

1 gal Bush’s Baked Beans or Allen’s
1 cup mustard
1 cup Coach Sposato’s BBQ Sauce (or your favorite)
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 each green, red and yellow bell pepper (diced)
1 cup Hot pepper sauce (or to taste)
1 each medium onion (diced)
1 small can Kidney beans
1 cup Brisket or Pork Shoulder trimmings
1 cup Head Country BBQ Spice (Ponca City, Oklahoma)
Combine all ingredients into a pan that has been sprayed with PAM
or some other vegetable spray. (This helps in the cleaning of the pan)
Cook in the smoker for at least 5 hours at 220° to 275°. Stir occasionally
Serves 25

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