I found this delicious BBQ Bacon Baked Beans by BBQ Pit Boys and decided to try it out. This is one of the dishes that I served during Labor Day. Since we live in the South (Louisiana), among the specialties are anything with Cajun, barbecue, and beans! Of course, bacon will always be a staple in American dishes. This dish is the epitome of a hardworking laborer’s meal, thus, I decided that this would be best for our Labor Day cookout.
My husband brought out the smoker and had already started the Tri-tip Roast. He is now preparing a delicious salad. We assigned the kids to take care of setting up the dining area. They were busy blowing up balloons and arranging the chairs and tables in the backyard.
What you Need for the BBQ Bacon Baked Beans
I personalized the recipe a bit and here’s what I used:
- 4 28oz original canned baked beans
- 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 3 tablespoon brown mustard
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper ( or more if you want it spicier)
- 1/42 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
- 1/2 cup of beer
- 1 whole onion (chopped to small pieces)
- 1 lb sausages (chopped, I prefer Jalapeño Smoked Sausage but you can use your favorite sausage)
- 1 lb bacon
- salt and pepper
Time for Cooking!
- Chop the onions and sausages.
- In a medium pan, saute the onions and sausages in oil.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix the beans, molasses, garlic powder, brown mustard, diced tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, and beer. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
- Pour the bean mixture into a large high-rimmed baking pan. If you don’t have a large baking pan with a high rim, you can use an aluminum baking sheet and place it on top of the Kitchenatics’ baking pan to make it more sturdy. Add the sausage and onion mixture.
- Slice the bacon into 1 inch squares and arrange them on top of the bean mixture.
- Cook it in the smoker for 3.5 hours at 250-270 degrees F.
The BBQ Bacon Baked Beans were ready just when our guests started arriving. When we opened the smoker, we could smell that delicious mix of BBQ, bacon, beans and spices! We popped open champagne bottles and had a great time with family and friends!
Cheers to Labor Day!
Here is the final product —
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