Smoked Baked Beans is a wonderfully indulgent way to impress your guests with some delicious homemade smoked baked beans!
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Smokey Flavor: I mean, that’s probably what brought you here! That smokey flavor is SO good!
- Big Batch:This makes a nice big batch for your summer cookouts! Plenty to go around!
- Cookout-Friendly: Already got something on the smoker? Easy – just add this to round out your meal!
What You Will Need
- Thick-cut bacon: feel free to grab on that is already smokey too for extra flavor!
- Green Pepper + Yellow Onion: add delicious flavor
- Garlic: because you always gotta throw a little in!
- Pork + Beans: the base of the recipe! Buying the pre-made version take A LOT less time!
- BBQ Sauce: Grab your favorite kind!
- Coconut Sugar: you can also use brown sugar
- Apple cider vinegar: that acid rounds out of the flavor
- Yellow Mustard + Stone ground mustard the acidity in this also helps round out the flavor
- Smoked Garlic Powder: more garlic and more smokiness!
What to Serve With Smoked Baked Beans
How to Make Smoked Baked Beans
Step one: Cook your bacon in a large cast iron skillet just long enough to let the fat render a bit.
Step Two: remove the bacon and set aside for later. Leave some grease in the pan and cook your garlic, onion and green pepper right in it!
Step Three: Combine onion mixture with your cans of pork and beans. Cut up 3 slices of bacon into large chunks and stir those in as well.
Step Four: add in the rest of your ingredients.
Step Five: Place your bacon on top.
Step Six: place on the smoker.
Step Seven: Let smoke for a couple hours and then serve!
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Smoked Baked Beans – the perfect side dish for your summer cookouts!
- 7–9 slices of thick-cut bacon
- 1/2 green pepper, diced
- 1 small/medium yellow onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 3 cans pork and beans
- 1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I would recommend a smoky-flavored one)
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 3 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon smoked garlic powder, regular garlic powder works just fine
- Preheat smoker between 215-225 degrees F.
- In a 12 inch cast iron skillet, cook bacon in batches, cooking until some fat has rendered and bacon is partially cooked.
- Remove bacon and let rest on plate.
- Keep grease in pan, unless there are excessive amounts. If there is a ton of grease, pour some out, but keep 2-4 tablespoons in the pan.
- Add garlic, onion and green pepper to the pan.
- Saute in grease on medium-high, stirring, until cooked down and onion becomes translucent.
- Take 3 slices of bacon and cut into 1-inch chunks.
- Add those chunks of bacon back into the pan along with the beans, BBQ sauce, coconut sugar, apple cider vinegar, yellow mustard, stone ground mustard and garlic powder.
- Stir to combine.
- Lay remaining bacon strip across the top of the skillet.
- Place remaining bacon on top of beans and place in the oven.
- Cook at 325 for 2-3 hours.
- If you want a more charred look and/or less runny beans, increase temp to 350-375 for last 20-30 minutes.
- Place skillet on the smoker for 3-4 hours.
- Remove and let cool slightly. Cut remaining bacon strips into chunks and add into the beans.
- Serve and enjoy.
- Smoking temp: honestly if you have another recipe going (like this smoked pork shoulder or baby back ribs) the temperature for these beans is pretty flexible. It can really go anywhere between 215 and 275. The resulting flavor will be more smokey if the temp is closer to 215, but if you are timing this out with other recipes don’t get too hung up on the temp!
- Aluminum Pan: you can also just use an aluminum pan if you don’t want to use a cast iron skillet.
- Gluten-Free: double check pork and beans ingredients before using.
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