Hey, your smoker is going with either your pork or chicken anyway, why not put that extra rack to use? This recipe came from one of the ladies at my office, Karen Benn, and she adapted it to her smoker. It is such a hit that the beans were gone before either the pork or chicken …. I know that seems weird, but it’s true! For vegetarians, leave out the bacon and you have an amazing bean dish even without that bacon ….
Pull out a large fry pan and saute until carmelized:
2 cups chopped white onions
1 pack bacon (partially frozen so you can easily slice it thinly)
Take your time with this step,the richer the color you get on your onions the more flavour your beans will take on.
In a large disposable foil tin, stir in 4 cans of beans. This is really your own preference, feel free to use any combination of kidney, canelli, black or baked beans.
In a separate bowl stir together:
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dry mustard
Combine beans, carmelized onion and bacon mixture and the seasoning blend. Stir well, tightly cover with foil (using a sharp knife poke holes in the lid) and smoke in your electric smoker at 275 for about 3 hours. Yes, they will be runny when they come out, but allow to sit for a few minutes and you won’t believe how quickly they disappear.