Best Beans on the Planet

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.

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