I need a kick ass baked bean recipe!

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by wynn_richards, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. Ok who has the best one??? Something that will blow up the smoker!

    Wynn
     
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here ya go Wynn, hope it kicks your butt and then some!! :D

    WICKED BAKED BEANS
    (Beans that will even make Chili Heads happy)

    6-8 strips of bacon cut into 1/2 inch squares
    1/2 Medium onion, diced
    1/2 Bell pepper, diced
    1 - 2 Jalapeño Peppers, diced (seeding is optional) 8)
    1 - 55 ounce can Bush’s Baked Beans
    1-8 ounce can of pineapple chunks, drained
    1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
    1 Cup ketchup
    1/2 - 1 Tbs. dry (ground) mustard

    Sauté bacon pieces in fry pan until crispy and remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Sauté onion, bell pepper and jalapeño pepper until tender.

    In a large mixing bowl combine beans, pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup and dry mustard. Stir in bacon pieces and vegetables. Pour into a 12X9 or a deep 9X9 aluminum baking pan. (While mixing if things look dry, add additional ketchup 1/4 -1/2 cup at a time)

    Place in a 220-250° smoker for 2 1/2 – 3 hours (make sure temperature of the baked beans reaches 160° ) or place in a 350° oven and bake for 1 hour.

    NOTE: If you are making these beans as a side dish for Kansas City style pork ribs, smoke the removed skirt meat for 1-1 1/2 hours, then dice the skirt meat and stir into the Baked Beans.

    DISCLAIMER

    With the Jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard these beans have the potential for some MAJOR heat. CAUTION should be exercised when feeding these beans to small children and/or the elderly.

    To make this recipe Family Friendly, omit the Jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard. :roll:
     
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  3. Earl, great recipe and I love the disclaimer too. Let's keep 'em comming kids!

    Wynn
     
  4. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Earl

    Perfect timing on this post! If you caught my post yesterday in the "What's everyone cooking this weekend" thread, you know that I've got 6 slabs of ribs to smoke for Mom's B-day dinner tomorrow. Your bean recipe is going to make the perfect side dish. I'll probably have to split it into two batches, though, cause I like 'em hot, but there are afew "tenderfoots" in the family that won't handle the jalepenos to well.

    Thanks for the great tip! 8)

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  5. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Brian like they "Timing is everything"! Glad I could help with Mom's B-Day dinner.

    Don't forget to smoke the skirt meat and add them to the Beans too!
     
  6. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    EarlD

    Mom's birthday dinner was a smashing success! Your bean recipe was a big hit...everyone loved them! Thanks again!

    To any and all reading this thread; I highly recommend this recipe. I used only one good sized jalepeno (seeded) instead of two, but the heat level was just right enough to be noticed but not so hot as to offend the tenderfoots. IMHO, they were the perfect compliment to the spare ribs.

    This one is a definite keeper, in my book.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  7. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Brian, I'm glad that everything turned out well. The bean recipie is one that I have been working on for the past year. I think I'm finished tinkering with it. . . :D
     
  8. Earl do I have your permission to use ancho chillis instead of the jalapeno peppers? I've become a very big fan of anchos!

    Wynn (a person who loves to tinker with recipes)
     
  9. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Go right on ahead Wynn- I originally developed this recipe for some friends of mine that really like their jalapeno peppers. If Ancho’s make ya happy go for it!! :D

    Hey I just noticed something!!! This is my 100th post!!
     
  10. dacdots

    dacdots Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Wynn,I think EarlD done you right,sounds like bout what I do.The only difference is instead of ketchup I load it down with my favorite BBQ sauce.Gives it a little kick.David
     
  11. Whoa what a great idea, my bbq sauce with the beans and anchos, yum!

    thanks David!

    Wynn
     
  12. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    I make smoked up beans just about the same way... I've never tried pineapple chunks, but heck I like sweet beans.. I'll have to try 'em...

    Also, instead of the bacon, I use some left over pulled pork or chopped brisket... and instead of the ketchup, I use the same amount of a good BBQ sauce... Good Eats all the way!

    James.
     
  13. scott t

    scott t Newbie

    Earl D,

    I tried your bake bean recipe. My highest complements! It was easy and delicious. All the flavors, including the pineapple, really complemented each other. I recommend it to all of the rest of you.

    Scott
     
  14. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Scott, Thanks for your comments. It does this ol Chef's heart good when folks gives good feed back. It took a while to develope and it's a real favorite at my house. In fact the kids have told me that I can't do 'Que if I don't do the beans! :shock: :D
     
  15. jamesb

    jamesb Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Earl,

    I made my version of the beans this past Sunday... The pineapple chunks I got were... well, a bit too chunky... I gave them a ride in the blender for a few seconds to break them up a bit and added them to the pot... I gotta say, the pineapple addition was pretty darned good!

    Thanks for the idear... goes to show that old dogs really can learn new tricks!

    James.
     
  16. rockiestring

    rockiestring Fire Starter

    Ok, I must ask, Is the skirt the part that you pull off the back of the ribs before smoking? If so, do you put that in the smoker the whole time you smoke the ribs?
    Im gonna smoke ribs this weekend and definately do the beans. They sound delicious.
     
  17. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rock- Here is part of the answer from my recipe: NOTE: If you are making these beans as a side dish for Kansas City style pork ribs, smoke the removed skirt meat for 1-1 1/2 hours, then dice the skirt meat and stir into the Baked Beans.

    The skirt is from the bone side-it's what makes up the diaphragm, also I like to take some of the meat from the rib tips and add to the beans.
     
  18. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Rock!

    I thought I'd chime in here and personally vouch for this recipe. I tried it when Earl first posted it last summer and it has since become a regular staple at my table each and every time that I fire up the smoker for ribs or pulled pork. Even my kids love 'em, which is good cause that leaves more ribs for me! :twisted:

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  19. rockiestring

    rockiestring Fire Starter

    Awesome, thanks brotha's. Cant wait to try these!
     
  20. veener88

    veener88 Smoke Blower

    Well this is getting added to my pulled pork on Saturday. Just wish I could get some fresh corn to smoke. O well Pulled pork, this, and a Saturday night NASCAR race what can be better.
     

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