This recipe was quite a surprise. I was making GILROY SMOKED TRI-TIP
from Fred Thompson’s The Kamado Grill Cookbook
and wanted to make some smoed baked beans to go with it. I decided to see if there was a baked beans recipe in this book and sure enough there was. Thompson mentioned these baked beans he had in a BBQ joint were out of this world. To be honest I wasn’t expecting much since it was a fairly simple doctored baked beans recipe with only a few ingredients besides the beans themselves. To my great surprise, these were about the best baked beans any of us had ever tried. I will let the pictures tell the story, and simply mention on of the tricks to these beans. Some of the flavor in the original recipe was from setting beef brisket above the beans and smoking them together. The dripping fat from the brisket helps flavor the beans. I didn’t have brisket, but I placed my tri-tip over the tray of beans to get a similar effect. These beans were extremely simple and fast to make and were the best beans I remember trying. It doesn’t get better than that.