Grill Recipes

Smoked Bourbon Baked Beans

A easy and delicious grilled side dish. Can be made on a Dragon Fire grill with the use of a smoker box.

Smoked Bourban Baked beans

Smoked Bourbon Baked Beans

A delicious side that is easily made on your grill with the use of a smoker box
Course Side Dish
Servings 12 people


  • 6 Slices Thick Cut Peppered Bacon (halved)
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers (diced) For less heat substitute 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 2 28 oz Cans of Pork and Beans
  • 3/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce We like to use a Bourbon BBQ Sauce for this recipe
  • 1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Molasses


  • Preheat your grill to 250˚ F using any mild or fruit wood.
    Step 1 | Smoked Bourban Baked Beans
  • Preheat a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Cook the bacon pieces for 2-3 minutes per side. Long enough to rend fat, but not long enough to crisp thoroughly.
    Step 2 | Smoked Bourban Baked Beans
  • Transfer the bacon pieces to plate with a paper towel on top so they can drain. Leave bacon grease in the pan and add the onions and jalapenos. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until they have softened and the onions are slightly translucent.
    Step 3 | Smoked Bourban Baked Beans
  • Pour the cans of beans (liquid and all) into the pan. Add in the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, and molasses. Stir to combine.
    Step 4 | Smoked Bourban Baked Beans
  • Transfer the beans to an aluminum pan for use on grill. Place the slices of bacon on top of the beans and bring to the grill.
    Step 5 | Smoked Bourban Baked Beans
  • Smoke, uncovered, for about 3 hours, or until nearly all of the fat has rendered from the bacon and the beans have thickened up nicely. Remove from the grill and serve while warm
    Step 6 | Smoked Bourban Baked Beans
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