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Smoky Kansas City Pit Beans

COOK TIME
2 hrs
PREP TIME
15 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(11)
Homemade Barbecue Baked Beans in a Black Skillet
Homemade Barbecue Baked Beans in a Black SkilletAlamy Stock Photo
COOK TIME
2 hrs
PREP TIME
15 mins
RATE THIS RECIPE
(11)

Ingredients

  • One 55-ounce can pork and beans
  • 1 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped barbecued meat (beef or pork)
  • Chef notes

    This is our barbecue beans recipe has won a 2nd and a 3rd place finish in back-to-back years at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue.

    Technique Tip: To get an authentic pit bean flavor, place the pan underneath a pork butt or brisket that's cooking to allow the meat drippings to flavor the beans.

    Special equipment: A smoker.

    Preparation

    1.

    Preheat the smoker to 250°F.

    2.

    Combine the beans, barbecue sauce, brown sugar, mustard and hot sauce in an 8-by 12-inch baking pan. Stir in the chopped barbecue meat.

    3.

    Place the pan in the smoker for 1 hour.

    4.

    After 1 hour, cover with aluminum foil and cook for an additional hour.

    5.

    Remove from smoker, stir and enjoy.