The trick is to smoke the meat and not make the meat smoke
BARBECUED BAKED BEANS
Date:August 26, 2006 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
The sauce is BGE Basic Barbecue Sauce plus Apple cider vinegar, celery seed, salt, tomato sauce, cinnamon, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, ground cloves, salt & pepper.
The dry ingredients (except for the brown sugar) are blended together...
.. and then added to the liquid ingredients & brown sugar. The mixture is simmered about 20 minutes to reduce & thicken.
The other ingredients are gathered. Basic Barbecue Sauce, brown sugar, cannellini beans, water, onions, apple cider vinegar, reserved liquid from the drained beans, diced bacon & onions, yellow mustard, salt & pepper.
The BGE was pre-heated to 400 degrees & then the Dutch oven was pre-heated for 10 minutes at 400. The bacon is the first item in the Dutch oven.
When the bacon is cooked it is removed but the bacon fat is kept in the pan. The next step is to sautee the onions in the bacon fat.
All of the ingredients except the the beans, salt & pepper are added next & get thoroughly mixed.
The beans are added next & thoroughly mixed.
The Dutch oven is covered & then the Egg gets covered & the beans cook for 30 minutes. I stirred them about every 10 minutes.
The beans get uncovered & are cooked down for an additional 15 minutes to thicken the sauce. I also added an Apple wood chunk to get some smoke flavor in the beans & later the chciken wings.
The beans are ready to come off the Egg.
The beans had a great, complex mix of flavors with the two most prominent flavors being sweet & smokey. The amount of sweetness caught me a bit by surprise, but it wasn't excessive & once I got use to it I loved the beans.
The beans were served with some Lemon-Pepper Wings which were also smoked using the Apple wood.
I really liked these beans due to there unique flavor.
I was a bit caught off guard when I took my first taste, but they immediately grew on me. These are definitely in my top three baked beans recipes.
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This recipe came from the Big Green Egg Cookbook. These bean took less time to cook than any other made from scratch recipe I've tried-about 1 hour total cooking time. This was the first time that the Dutch oven was used on the Egg with it's own lid in place. The last 15 minutes were done with the lid off and I took the oppurtunity to add some smoke from an Apple wood chunk. The bacon was already smoked with Apple wood, so this seemed like a logical pick. The beans were a bit of a shock when I first tasted them as they were sweet and smokey. After I recovered from my additional shock I really ended up liking the flavor of these beans.