Sunday, June 21, 2009

BBQ time is here y'all

So today the hubby decided to put some pork ribs in the smoker and let them go all day long. "So why not put some baked beans under those ribs?" he says, because then the pork will drip into the beans and it will be yummmmmy. Needless to say, that doesn't give me time to soak beans, so this is a version of baked beans straight from the pantry. Here's what you do, and these are based on watching my Mom make beans when I was little, so I don't have measurements, just estimates.

1 large can of your favorite Pork and Beans in the can
1 can of garbanzo beans
1 can black beans
1 can of other beans (I use kidney or great northern)
1/2 white onion, roughly chopped
BBQ sauce, about a cup
Cayenne Pepper, about 1/2 teaspoon
Maple Syrup, about 1/4 cup
2 Tbls. tomato paste or 1/4 cup ketchup
1 cup water (you need this or the beans will not have enough moisture to absorb)
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Sprinkled the top before baking with brown sugar, about 1/4 cup

Put it all together and mix well. We baked these at about 225 degrees on the smoker for around 7 hours. But the oven works just as well, bake @ 275 degrees for about 3 hours.

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