Here is our baked bean recipe adapted from Steve Raichlen’s BBQ:USA p. 630. Steve calls it “Best Beans on the Planet.” It makes the best beans we have ever had!
This recipe is geared to fill a half pan. 40 to 50 servings per half pan.
1 lb smoked brisket, chopped (can substitute chopped pork)
1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 15 oz can dark red kidney beans (can substitute pinto beans), rinsed and drained
1 53 oz can Bush’s Best Original Beans (Do Not Drain)
1 large sweet onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, cored (no seeds), finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, cored (no seeds), finely chopped
4 T minced garlic
2 Cups of red barbecue sauce (sweet)
1 ½ Cups firmly packed light brown sugar
½ Cup Dijon mustard
Sea salt or Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Mix all ingredients. Put in smoker at 220 – 240* for 4-5 hours. Stir hourly.