Smoked Beans

Smoked Beans
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  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6

To get that authentic smoked flavor into these barbecue beans, add pieces of smoked meat to it. I always try to save something back from any smoke so I have something to add to soups, beans, and more. Burnt ends are the perfect meat for these beans.


  • 2 16-ounce (480 mL) cans of navy beans
  • 1 cup (240 mL) chopped burnt ends (any good smoked meat can be substituted)
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 small green pepper (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons (15 mL) honey
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) paprika

Steps to Make It

  1. Drain beans and mix everything together in a smoker safe pot.

  2. Place in smoker at about 225 degrees F. (105 degrees C.) and let cook for about 2 hours. Test every 30 minutes until it reaches the desired flavor and consistency.​

  3. It will be ready in about an hour but the longer you smoke it the more smoke flavor you will get.