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4.63 from 8 votes

Smoked Baked Beans

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: Smoked Baked Beans
Servings: 12 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)

Ingredients

  • 6 slices thick cut peppered bacon halved
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 3 jalapenos (or 1 green bell pepper for less heat) seeds and stems removed, diced
  • 2 28 oz cans pork and beans
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce links to my favorite homemade sauces are in the recipe notes
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F using any mild or fruit wood. I really like pecan with this recipe.
  • Preheat a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook the bacon pieces for 2-3 minutes per side. Long enough to render fat, but not long enough to crisp thoroughly. 
  • Remove the bacon pieces to a plate with a paper towel on top so they can drain. Leave the bacon grease in the pan and add the onions and jalapenos. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they have softened and the onions are slightly translucent.
  • Pour the cans of beans (liquid and all) into the pan. Add in the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and molasses. Stir to combine.
  • Place the slices of bacon on top of the beans and head out to the smoker.
  • Smoke, uncovered, for about 3 hours, or until nearly all of the fat has rendered from the bacon and the beans have thickened up nicely. Remove from the smoker and serve while warm.

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Notes