Smoked BBQ Beans kick everything up a notch and will have the man in your life begging for more. The perfect bbq side dish.
1/2CupLight Brown Sugar
Soak the beans overnight in a big bowl of water that covers the beans, plus goes three inches above the beans.
Drain and rinse the beans
Place the beans in a large pot and fill with enough cool water to cover the beans plus three inches above the beans.
Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until almost tender, about 1 hour
Drain the beans and set aside.
In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, ketchup, molasses, vinegar, mustard, garlic, chili powder, cayenne and salt. Whisk to combine.
Add 5 cups of water, whisk again, and add the onion and beans.
Place everything in a 9x13" aluminum pan.
Load the wood tray of your smoker (or a small aluminum pan for the BBQ) with a small handful of wood chips and preheat the smoker to 225 degrees F.
Place the pan on the bottom rack of the smoker and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure that everything is getting thicker, but not dry. If it starts to dry out, add a little water.
Remove from the smoker and enjoy!
*If you don't have an electric smoker, just add the wood chips to an aluminum pan and heat your BBQ to low. Keep a thermometer around to keep checking the temperature. We prefer to soak our chips first for this method.Store left overs in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Smoked BBQ Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 257Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 567IU11%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: America's Best 4th of July Desserts, Recipes and Sides