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cowgirl 09-29-2010 11:58 AM

Smoked Pinto Beans
I've been meaning to post these pictures for quite awhile.. I smoked this last batch of pintos when I had a crawdad boil this summer...

I soak the pintos in water overnight then drain and place into a colander in my smoker..

I smoke them low for at least 2 hours and stir every so often..

then I fry some bacon and cook a few onions, peppers and garlic in the drippings...

throw a ham hock, the onions, garlic, peppers and seasonings in the pot, cover with water or stock and let them simmer all day.
This can be done on the smoker but they take forever. After the beans are tender, I add salt to the pot.

then back onto the smoker... while I was busy boiling crawdads. :)

Pintos on the block pit...

This method has been around for quite awhile.. a smoking friend in Texas that goes by the name of Hey Bud told me about doing them this way a few years ago. I have tried them several times and like the outcome.

Just another option for adding flavor to dried beans..

Thanks for looking!

zydecopaws 09-29-2010 12:13 PM

Very cool. It never would have occurred to me to smoke them before cooking.

Oh, and the Pulled Pork Pie was excellent, thanks for the idea! :becky:

deguerre 09-29-2010 12:25 PM

Thanks for the tip Jeanie! Pintos are my favorite.

Novass 09-29-2010 12:38 PM

wow would have never thought of that! thanx

Phubar 09-29-2010 12:42 PM

Pure Jeaniusz!!!:cool:

SmokinPaPa 09-29-2010 12:54 PM

Those look excellent. Grew up on beans and cornbread. Can't wait to try them that way. Good looking grub Cowgirl.

4dueces 09-29-2010 01:23 PM

Another outstanding cook and post.

Phesant 09-29-2010 01:27 PM

Nice SWSW...... Very nice. :-D

altongrady 09-29-2010 01:32 PM

Great idea smoking the dried beans before cooking. Love me some good pinto's and cornbread!

chambersuac 09-29-2010 02:05 PM

never thought I'd want to have pintos any other way that the way my mom taught me to cook 'em...but now I do. GREAT idea. What wood (or chips/pellets/whatever) did you use?

Big George's BBQ 09-29-2010 02:27 PM

Outstanding as usual

Alan in Ga 09-29-2010 04:08 PM

Good looking beans there I love pinto beans..

SmokinAussie 09-29-2010 08:00 PM

Oh yes, I can see myself doing that! Thanks for the idea!


cowgirl 09-29-2010 08:00 PM

Thanks friends.. I didn't know if they would make much of a difference when I first made them.. but I liked the extra flavor the smoke added.

I DO love them with cornbread. :-D


Originally Posted by chambersuac (Post 1416667)
never thought I'd want to have pintos any other way that the way my mom taught me to cook 'em...but now I do. GREAT idea. What wood (or chips/pellets/whatever) did you use?

Thanks Dan! I have used mesquite and hickory.. Seems like a stronger wood works best. Fruit woods are too mild for my taste.
Hope you have good luck with them. :)

JediDog 09-29-2010 08:22 PM

Love me them pinto beans . :thumb:

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