Recipe courtesy of Nordic Smoke BBQ

Granny's BBQ Beans

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 5 hr 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 20 servings
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Two 15-ounce cans pork and beans

One 15-ounce can black beans 

One 15-ounce can red kidney beans 

One 15-ounce can butter beans 

1/2 pound ground beef 

3/4 pound diced bacon 

1 cup ketchup 

1/2 cup brown sugar 

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

1 cup chopped yellow onion 

2 jalapeños, stemmed, seeded and diced 

1 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon pepper 


Special equipment:
a smoker
  1. Heat a smoker for cooking at 225 degrees F.
  2. Add pork and beans, black beans, kidney beans and butter beans to a foil pan and set aside.
  3. Brown the beef in a large skillet, then drain the grease and add the beef to the beans. Cook the bacon in the same skillet, then add the bacon to the beans. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, onion, jalapeños, salt and pepper to the beans.
  4. Place the foil pan in the smoker and let smoke until there is a nice bark covering the top of the beans, 4 to 5 hours. 

Cook’s Note

Choose your favorite wood for smoking. Spice it up a little if desired by not seeding the jalapeños.