Does anything say summer liked baked beans? How about stepping them up a notch and cooking them on a smoker.
Is there anything that does not taste better with a little smoke added? I love smoke and if you do too, then try adding it to anything until you find something that does not work. Yesterday, I tried to smoke a cauliflower. I am not sure it worked but it was probably my execution. I thought I could slow cook it on the smoker. It did not get soft enough for the consistency I was looking for. I have been making a cauliflower flavored with a spiced oil. The cauliflower is first steamed before the spiced oil is added. I will try the smoked cauliflower again after steaming.
Back to the smoking of the beans. I used beans from a can – sometimes it is what you do with the ingredient. Actually, though I have dry beans in my pantry, canned beans are pretty darn good. The key to this recipe is both the smoking and the sauce I made for the beans. The sauce has sweetness from the BBQ sauce and brown sugar, plenty of spices and grainy mustard for some tartness. The sauce just melds together so well while in the smoker.
I wish I could tell you these BBQ Smoked Baked Beans were way up there on the difficulty scale. But they are not. The recipe is basically two steps. You begin by sautéing the onions and peppers. Then, everything is mixed together in a pot and placed on the smoker. Let it simmer and soak up the smoke. 2 1/2 – 3 hours later you have the sweetest, smokiest beans you will ever taste.
Before we get to the recipe, I want to share some of my favorite smoked recipes if you want to try some other ideas:
The beans in the pot and the sauce, spices and mustard added.
The BBQ Smoked Baked Beans Plated.
BBQ Smoked Baked Beans
Everything tastes better when put on the smoker. These BBQ Smoked Baked Beans go to the next level with the infusion of the smoke.
- 45 Ounces Baked Beans
- 1 Whole Sweet onion diced
- 1 Whole Green pepper diced
- 1 Cup Gluten free BBQ sauce
- 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
- 1/4 Cup Apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 Cup Worcestershire
- 3 Tbsp Grainy mustard
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 1 Tsp Smoked paprika
- 1 Tsp Chili powder
- 1 Tbsp Olive oil
Begin by heating the oil in a sauce pan. Add the onions and green bell pepper and cook for 5 minutes. Add the beans followed by the rest of the ingredients.
Place on the smoker without a lid and smoke for 2 1/2 - 3 hours.
Serve and enjoy!