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Had some fun this weekend.
I've got THE BBQ bean recipe that has worked for years in the oven with one of those "bean pots" that seems to steam them really well.
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO being one of those experimental types, I bought a big cast iron dutch oven. Seasoned it (in the oven per the directions).
Smokin Okies Smoked BBQ Beans
- 2 large cans of beans
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 5 large pieces of pepper bacon
- 3/4 cup syrup
- 1/4 cup onion
- 1/2 cup homemade BBQ sauce
I just use a large dutch oven, cooked them uncovered (hey, gotta get the smoke flavor) Since I was doing brisket, temp was 225, did them for 3 hours for smoke then covered them for 2, total 5 hours.
They were a little "soupy" and I think it's because at that temp, the liquid didn't have enough time to evaporate (and they were covered. Only recommendation about time, when I first wanted to pull them out, I tested them and they weren't tender enough. Just be sure to check them for tenderness.
MAN!!!!!!!! love that smoke flavor. Everyone who loved the old recipe noticed and definitely loved these better.
Now I'm looking forward to smoking soups and other things in the fall -- hey, the thing I love about the cookshack is that I do use it all year long.
Good Q'in 'ya
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