4.63 from 8 votes
smoked baked beans
Smoked Baked Beans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
3 hrs
Total Time
3 hrs 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Barbecue
Keyword: Smoked Baked Beans
Servings: 12 people
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)
  • 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
  1. Preheat your smoker to 250 degrees F using any mild or fruit wood. I really like pecan with this recipe.

  2. 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. 

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Place the slices of bacon on top of the beans and head out to the smoker.

  6. 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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Recipe Notes

Barbecue Sauce Recipes: https://heygrillhey.com/category/sauces/