It's cold here in Florida today. A perfect day to smoke something. Didn't want to go to the store so I thought about beans with dogs. I make these beans all the time & usually put them under a rack of ribs so the rib juices get on the beans. But today I didn't have any ribs in the freezer, but I had plenty of homemade bacon. So I took a piece of slab bacon & cubed it & cooked it for that pork flavor. I believe they call them lardones. Here's a look at the ingredients.
It's a pretty simple recipe. I've made these so many times before I don't really measure anything. I put it all together & adjust it until I have the taste I'm looking for.
This is about where too start.
1 can Bushes Original baked beans
1/2 cup raw sugar
4 TBS Grey Poupon
1/2 cup pickled jalapenos (don't chop them up)
1 whole onion (rough chop)
3 or 4 hot dogs ( I use my homemade, the ones that are bent from hanging in the smoker )
About 1 to 1/2 " of slab bacon cubed ( don't put this in if I have ribs on top )
Into a cast iron pan to crisp up.
After they get crispy I added the sliced up hot dogs
Now the rest of the ingredients into an aluminum pan. I put them in without stirring so you could see the approximate amount of each.
All mixed up & ready to go
Next stop the trusty Smoke Vault, as you can see its been used a lot
I'm using red oak for the wood today. Oak is everywhere around here. I have a couple oak trees in my back yard.
OK beans are in the smoker
Check back in a couple of hours. They usually take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to get done. I never let them go longer than 3 hours
The smoker is sitting right at 225 & has a nice light smoke coming out the top vent
It's about 2 1/2 hours & they have the color I'm looking for
Next up it's lunch time. This is a great 1 bowl meal. I like to put a little cheese on top. The plate is a little messy, because Judy (my wife) kept taking bites before I could get a photo.
Thanks for looking. Hope you enjoyed the show!