Smoked Baked Beans

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These Smoked Baked Beans are a smooth combination of sweet and heat with a dash of smoke. They’re a bold and saucy side dish with a robust blend of flavors. Infused with smoke and bacon, this classic recipe is the best we’ve come across in a long while. Sweet, smoky and delicious, these baked beans are smoked with peppers, onions, steak seasoning, molasses and brown sugar, to name just a few ingredients.

6-8 Servings
Ingredients
Baked Beans
  • 2 large cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 yellow onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 6 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons steak seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3-4 hickory or pecan wood chunks
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1. Preheat your smoker to 250°F. Toss 3 to 4 wood chunks on the fire.
2. Add beans to a large aluminum pan. Set aside.
3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon, bell peppers and onions. Cook until golden brown. Then add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
4. Stir in chipotle peppers, ketchup, water, brown sugar, molasses, white vinegar, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning and lemon juice. Simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Transfer mixture to the aluminum pan with the beans. Gently stir the ingredients together.
6. Place the aluminum pan in your smoker. Cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
7. Remove the baked beans from smoker and let them rest for 15 minutes.
8. Serve ‘em up with our 3-2-1 Smoked Spare Ribs or Applewood Smoked Wings.
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