Pit Boss Smoked Baked Beans

Are you looking for a delicious recipe for Pit Boss smoked baked beans? Your in the right place.

Baked beans are one of those great all-rounder side dishes that go with so many meats. However, I think they are great as a meal in their own right.

Smoking the baked beans takes an old favorite and gives it a whole new lease on life.  The combination of sweetness and spicy heat on a smoky base gives you a baked bean dish that’s out of this world delicious.

This baked beans smoker recipe is amazingly easy to prepare, and most ingredients can already be in the pantry. 

A few minutes to throw together and a bit of time on the wood pellet grill and you’ll be rewarded with great sweet and smoky flavors. So crack out your pit boss pellet smoker and get smoking!

What You Need for Smoked Baked Beans

Pork and Beans

Bacon

Brown Sugar

Molasses

Red or Yellow Onion, Chopped

Can Chili Beans

Jalapeno Pepper, Chopped

Yellow Mustard

 Method for Pit Boss Smoked Beans

  • Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  • Cook up the bacon in a cast-iron skillet pan, long enough to render the bacon fat but not enough to crisp it. If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, a disposable aluminum foil tray will work just as well.
  • Once done, remove and place on a piece of paper towel to drain and cool.
  • In the same pan, and using the bacon drippings, cook the chopped onion and jalapeno for 3-5 minutes to soften and the onions become translucent.
  • Tip in the beans, brown sugar, mustard, and molasses.
  • Stir the bean mixture to thoroughly combine.
  • Position the cooked bacon strips over the top of the mix.
  • Place in the smoker, beside or under whatever meat you are smoking.  

What Temperature to Smoked Baked Beans At?

You should smoke your beans at 225°F. This will ensure you get the best flavor in your smoked baked beans.

How Long Do You Need to Smoke Baked Beans?

You should smoke your baked beans for about 2 hours on 225°F. 

If you require the beans quicker than that, go for 250°F for an hour and a half. The higher temp gives a faster cook time, and will still have smoky flavors.

The longer they are left, the more intense the smoky flavor will be. Smoke until all the bacon fat has rendered away, and the sauce has thickened up.

What Flavor Wood Should You Use With Baked Beans?

A mild fruit like applewood or cherry wood, or a nut wood like pecan works well with baked beans. The subtle flavor will give the desired smokiness, without overpowering the beans.

If a more intense and distinctive smoke flavor is what you’re after, something like a mesquite or hickory blend will give the desired result.

Should You Cover Your Beans While Smoking?

As the beans are only smoking for a short amount of time, it’s not necessary to cover them.

Uncovering will allow the extra liquid to evaporate, thickening up the sauce, and allowing the glorious smoke flavors time to infuse through the dish.

Usually, when smoking side dishes there is already some kind of meat smoking in the pellet grill. Placing the pan underneath the meat can catch some of the lovely drippings and add to the flavor combination.

Some Variations For Your Baked Beans

You can go mad here and add anything you like to the bean mix.

Experiment with different flavored cans of beans and types of bean mixes, like kidney beans, chickpea, or a 3 bean mix.

Dashes of sauces such as barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, a squeeze of hot sauce for a bit of a kick, or even a cheesy sauce for a bit of bacon/cheese taste.

Or different flavors like red green peppers, fresh cloves of garlic chopped in, diced tomatoes, or diced chilies for a spicy flavor.

What To Serve Smoked Baked Beans With?

Smoked baked beans are fabulous on their own, or served as a good side dish. Here is what I like to have beans with;

Smoked Beef Brisket

Smoked Tomahawk Steak

Smoked London Broil

Smoked Venison Roast

Toppings For Baked and Smoked Beans

But if you fancy something a little different and a little more filling, you could try heaping the beans on a mound of chips, with some sour cream and guacamole. 

Or try layering with some smoked turkey or shredded b-b-q chicken, fresh crunchy slaw, potato salad, and fresh sweet kernels of corn.

Even mixing through a bit of minced or chopped beef for a bit of extra oomph will take this side dish to the main meal status. 

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Pit Boss Smoked Baked Beans

Charlie
Want to make some epic baked beans in your Pit Boss grill? This bean recipe will be perfect for you! Its a delicious side or full meaL
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Barbecue, bbq, grill, lunch
Servings 6 servings
Calories 225 kcal

Equipment

  • Pitboss Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can pork and beans
  • ½ pound slices of bacon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • cup molasses
  • 1 red or yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • ¼ cup yellow mustard

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the smoker to 250°F.
  • Cook up the bacon in a cast-iron skillet pan, long enough to render the bacon fat but not enough to crisp it. If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, a disposable aluminum foil tray will work just as well.
  • Once done, remove and place on a piece of paper towel to drain and cool.
  • In the same pan, and using the bacon drippings, cook the chopped onion and jalapeno for 3-5 minutes to soften and the onions become translucent.
  • Tip in the beans, brown sugar, mustard, and molasses.
  • Stir the bean mixture to thoroughly combine.
  • Position the cooked bacon strips over the top of the mix.
  • Place in the smoker, beside or under whatever meat you are smoking. 
Keyword baked beans, beans, smoked baked beans

Smoke On!

Charlie

Hi, I’m Charlie, I have been meat-smoking and grilling for the past 15 years. I have an array of different smokers, thermometers, and have a love for finding the right wood and charcoal combo My favourite recipes are my EXTRA CRISPY smoked pork belly, juicy pulled pork, smoked brisket, duck poppers, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill).

I loves sharing his tips with beginners, helping them navigate the world of smoking. I find it’s not just about cooking; it’s a quest for that perfect smoky flavor.

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling recipes with you!

You can read more about me on our About Us page.

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