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Wampus
05-07-2011, 09:13 PM
OK, so I've NEVER tried to make my own recipe. EVER.
After inquiring a while back about a baked bean recipe, I decided to make my own, which is technically a hybrid of 2 or 3 different recipes I found, with a couple of my own additions.:becky:

I've tweaked these and I think they're done. These baked beans are off the farkin HOOK!!!

I'd love for some of you to try them out and let me know what you think. I'm not typically a baked bean guy, but these are good.


Wampus's Peach Bourbon Baked Beans

Ingredients:
1 lg can (1 lb, 12 oz) of Bush's Baked Beans
4 slices of thick sliced bacon, chopped
1 lb maple fatty (smoked ahead of time), crumbled/diced
1 med onion, diced
1/2 bell pepper (I like orange or yellow)
1 can (21 oz) peach pie filling
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup Famous Dave's Apricot Bourbon BBQ Sauce
2 TBS worschestershire sauce
1/3 cup bourbon
1 lg clove garlic, minced
2 TBS yellow mustard
1 TBS rub

Directions:
-Smoke Fatty (can be smoked well before), crumble or dice
-Brown Bacon in skillet (about 1/2 way)
-Add onion & pepper - cook until just carmelized
-Slowly add bourbon & garlic - simmer until caramelized
-Remove from heat
-Add remaining ingredients to skillet, mix thoroughly
-Put in pan and place in smoker
-Smoke for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally



The only thing that I may or may not change is to use cooked pinto or navy beans instead of baked beans. When I originally tried this I tried soaking raw pintos, but didn't do it correctly and the beans were very tough. The flavor was perfect, but the beans were tough. Today I did it with Bush's Baked beans and I'm just not sure if the sugar, molasses, etc that's already in the baked beans is too much and if it would be better with just regular canned pintos.

ALTHOUGH....I did them this way tonight and I gotta tell you.....the DID NOT SUCK!!!

The bourbon and the Famous Dave's sauce give them a unique flavor.


Try them out and let me know what you think Brethren.



Kempis

dannypat21
05-07-2011, 09:18 PM
Thanks for the recipe. They sound great!

Ron_L
05-07-2011, 09:21 PM
That sounds good! We'll give it a try.

Shiz-Nit
05-07-2011, 09:25 PM
Sounds lip smackin good

bluetang
05-07-2011, 09:29 PM
Yep, that is a total go!

N8man
05-07-2011, 10:39 PM
Adding this one to my gotta try recipes...Thanx!!!!

Dex
05-08-2011, 08:31 AM
Will have to try this out!

MrSmoker
05-08-2011, 09:29 AM
Sounds good, I'll have to give it a try. Thanks

Garyclaw
05-08-2011, 09:42 AM
I was wondering about the peach pie filling in my beans too. Sounds good Wamp!

baldbill
05-08-2011, 11:20 AM
Sounds like a keeper to me, gotta put in the to try list!:-D

Arlin_MacRae
05-08-2011, 11:22 AM
I rarely subscripe to thread, Wampus, but this sounds off the hook. Thanks!

Arlin

ibait2fish
05-08-2011, 12:42 PM
Wampus---just a note. A couple of years back there was a post about using brown
sugar in beans...apparently, if you soak, then use the sugar before you cook, the beans
will toiughen up every time. I kinda think Bush's and Van Camp's cook their beans first
and mix everything together later. I started soaking and cooking my beans first and
haven't had any trouble. Seems to work as good as using cannned pintos, etc.

rlt
05-08-2011, 12:52 PM
So, I really want to try this, but I don't know where to get the Famous Dave's sauce. Where can I get it, or can I substitute something? Thanks guys.

Wampus
05-08-2011, 03:38 PM
Wampus---just a note. A couple of years back there was a post about using brown
sugar in beans...apparently, if you soak, then use the sugar before you cook, the beans
will toiughen up every time. I kinda think Bush's and Van Camp's cook their beans first
and mix everything together later. I started soaking and cooking my beans first and
haven't had any trouble. Seems to work as good as using cannned pintos, etc.

Yeah, I mistakenly thought that soaking beans just meant putting them in cold water overnight. What I found out after talking with my Mom and some folks here is that the best way to "soak" dried beans is:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1562965&postcount=13. Mom offered the same advice as Bull did in that link. Plus, he suggests (as you do) to soak and soften by cooking the beans BEFORE you put them into a recipe. Don't know if it's the BS that did it, but seems you are correct.

Yesterday, when I made these I'd already gone past the point of soaking so I just picked up some Bush's.

So, I really want to try this, but I don't know where to get the Famous Dave's sauce. Where can I get it, or can I substitute something? Thanks guys.

Well, the local Grocery store here in my town stocks Famous Dave's. If you can't find it, you could always use any sauce of your choice, I suppose. I chose that one because the "Apricot/Bourbon" seemed logical and it also has a very subtle kick to it that lends itself nicely to the recipe. If you can't find it around you, it's available through their online store:
http://www.famousbbqstore.com/73158.html

I really like their sauce.

Will32Rod
05-08-2011, 04:00 PM
Thanks for sharing, looks like a keeper.

JMSetzler
05-08-2011, 04:03 PM
I'm gonna have to give this one a try myself.... I love peach and this sounds like a pretty sweet (literally) baked beans recipe :)

Wampus
05-09-2011, 11:30 AM
Yes.....very sweet. But more than just that, there's something unique about the flavor. I get hints of the garlic, the bourbon, the peach, the mustard, but (IMO) not too much of just one thing.

My favorite thing about it (if I had to pick one) is the pieces of fatty you come across in a bite.

Seriously hoping folks check this out and follow up with me with HONEST feedback.

Too sweet?
Good balance of flavors?
Too much of one thing or another?
Just right?

Let me know y'all!:thumb:

1FUNVET
05-09-2011, 12:50 PM
Gotta add to my-let's give this a try list.

caliking
05-09-2011, 01:09 PM
Ok subscribed to this thread to try out your recipe soon. I recently picked up the FD apricot bourbon sauce and loved it. It's on manager's special sale at my local Kroger.

vhram
05-09-2011, 04:38 PM
Sounds really good , I want to try this soon.

Westexbbq
05-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Another bullet in the bandolero,
just in time for the summer season.
Thanks for sharing.

deguerre
05-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Think I'll try this but start with cooking my own dried navy beans first and draining them. I know it'll be too sweet for Redhot's tastes so I may cut back on the brown sugar, use Dancing Pigs hot for the sauce cuz that's one of the Famous Daves not carried here that I can find and maybe add some cayenne.

Black Dog BBQ
05-09-2011, 06:27 PM
Dude! Sounds great. I have a similar recipe. I use either Bush beans or plain ol pork-n-beans and rinse them in a colander to remove the juice they are packed in and then start from there. Your recipe sounds good I will try.

Wampus
05-09-2011, 06:27 PM
I think the next time I do them I'll do the samy Guerry. Only THIS time I'll PROPERLY soak and cook th dried beans.:rolleyes:

This last time they ended up very sweet and I think that would be cut back with the use of "plain" dried beans vs canned baked beans.


Let me know what you think!

Hunterman95
03-06-2012, 08:29 AM
I tried these yesterday and they were AWSOME!!! The only thing I did different was the bbq sauce. I used my homemade Spicy Apple BBQ suace (a recipe I got here).
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt207/hunterman95/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMzA1LTAwMDQxLmpwZw.jpg
http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt207/hunterman95/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTIwMzA1LTAwMDQ0LmpwZw.jpg
If I were to change anything, I think I'd try adding another can of beans. There's so much other good stuff going on in there, the beans almost seem to take a back seat. But I'm definately doing this again. Thanks Wampus!

Big Red Fan
06-25-2015, 09:28 PM
You could always go the route of buying the beans dry, soaking them over night, drain them, and them start the cooking. I buy black beans & great northern beans dry & do just that for a black bean stew & ham & navy bean soup all the time. You can also get dry kidney beans, so maybe a combination of these beans would work out in your recipe.

dport7
06-25-2015, 10:03 PM
I'll give it a try, I made pork and beans last week, same problem,"beans were tough"
I didn't soak them long enough, then over cooked the spices trying to soften the beans, but it made a good bean dip for scoops.

I'll let ya know how I do with your recipe.

cseymour45
06-26-2015, 12:20 AM
I made these a couple months back. My wife and her cousin didn't care them at all (guys didn't mind them), I think it's because they were just so different from the normal baked bean we eat in Texas. This was more like dessert for us I guess.

code3rrt
06-26-2015, 01:00 AM
Thanks Wampus, gonna have to try these!

KC

Big George's BBQ
06-26-2015, 06:08 AM
These are awesome Defintely worth a try

TonyT
06-26-2015, 07:45 AM
This was more like dessert for us I guess.

I agree. It's a very sweet bean dish, but it's always been a hit at potlucks for me. I put a little card next to it that says "Sweet and Smokey BBQ Beans"

ButtBurner
06-26-2015, 07:59 AM
it gets gobbled up when I make it for parties

I make 2 batches now

Harmony BBQ
06-26-2015, 10:59 AM
I've been forbidden from showing up at any family function without these beans in tow.

T.R.
06-26-2015, 04:20 PM
I've been forbidden from showing up at any family function without these beans in tow.


Same here!

Schmoke
06-28-2015, 06:40 AM
I made them for the first time yesterday.

Just *wow*. Thx for sharing the recipe Wampus.

stl-rich
06-28-2015, 08:48 AM
I was recently gifted with a bunch of Camillia brand Beans from N'awlins, so yesterday I made Drip Beans and Spare Ribs (http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2014/06/best-barbecue-beans-recipe.html) They suggest simmering in water w/veggies (onion, garlic, japs) for an hour then adding brown sugar ert. I added everything at once and while the flavor was fine, the beans were crunchy.

I wonder if adding the brown sugar as specified in the original recipe would have given me better results. I guess I have to do it again 8)