Okay, folks-Uncle Dutch has been busy in his research kitchen again working on another bean recipe. Kind of knew what I was shooting for so this recipe didn't take as long to develope as my Wicked Baked Beans did.

So give it a try and let me know what y'all think! Just so ya know, this is not a sweet bean recipe like the WBB. But it's still good stuff!





1 cup dried pinto beans,* see direction #1
6 bacon slices
3 cups water
1 (15 ounce) can stewed diced tomatoes
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
2 tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 tbls brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/4 tsp ground ginger
salt to taste


1. Soak pinto beans over night or boil for 1 minute then let sit covered for one hour.

2. Fry bacon until just slightly crisp, remove from pan and dice. Saute onion and bell pepper in bacon grease until translucent.

3. Drain soak water from beans and add the 3 cups water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook until beans are tender – about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. Drain well.

4. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. . If you are adding the beans to a smoker, move on to Step #7.

5. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer

6. For a thicker sauce, remove cover and continue to cook until desired consistency is reached.

7. If you are going to smoke the beans, pour bean mixture into a 9 X11 X 2 3/4 inch foil pan and place in smoker. Give the beans a stir several times through out the smoke.

* 1 cup of dry beans will yield 2 -2 1/2 cups of cooked beans. 1/4 cup of cooked beans is 1 serving.