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I tried this recipe last week.  I soaked the beans overnight and did this recipe, but the beans were still too crunchy.  This batch was worth the effort!  They have a sweet flavor with all of the brown sugar, syrup and molasses, but they also have a real KICK at the end with the cayenne pepper.  I really think that you should do this recipe in your smoker, but they're also something you could do in your oven, too.  I'd put these in the oven at 275-300 for a couple hours.  Here's the recipe and how I finished them in the smoker!



  • 2 lbs of Great Northern or white beans soaked overnight and simmered for about an hour until soft and almost mushy
  • 1 lb bacon cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbls ketchup
  • 2 tbls Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbls granulated garlic
  • 1 tbls granulated onion
  • 1 tbls cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbls rib rub (any kind)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Add all of the ingredients in a large bowl and combine.  Add the cooked and softened beans to the bowl and toss with the mixture.  Place the beans in a smoker-safe container.  I used a large aluminum pan about 9x11x2.  Cover tightly with aluminum foil.  Place in your smoker and crank it up to about 250 for 2 hours.  After 2 hours, remove the foil, stir, and start adding some smoke.  I used apple wood for this batch.  Let it smoke for another 2 hours, stirring a couple of times.  

The only change I'd make to this recipe is to add some more liquid.  I might double the BBQ sauce, syrup, molasses and ketchup.  They weren't dry, but if you want something closer to "out of the can," consider adding a little more liquid.

post #2 of 4
They look great!
post #3 of 4

They look very good but you are right they need more gravy.

post #4 of 4

I agree on the gravy thing.


We like our beans kinda soupy.



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