Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Single Wide Trailer Park AWESOME Smoked Pork and Beans and BEER' - Grilling Time

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Did you all happen to catch yesterday's post, Citrus Honey Garlic RIBS Smoked Ribs Actually on a Weber Kettle Grill???  There are several reasons that Beans and smoked ribs just go so well together.  Of course the taste, but just as important, by making beans the same time that you make ribs (or pulled pork for that matter), you add a continuous source of moisture in the cooker.  This helps keep the meat moist, which aids in getting the smoke flavor deep into the meat.  There are plenty of science-y reasons behind this.  But all you really need to know is that a simmering pot of beans in the kettle while you slow smoke your ribs will make them taste better and give you a delicious side.

this particular recipe has a lot of liquid included.  But by the time it simmers in the smoker for 4 hours, a lot of the liquid steams out making the sauce thick, rich and FILLED with flavor!

I know a lot of smokers (not the Marlboro men, the indirect grilling, long and slow cooks, with a hint of Wood smoke in their food).  EVERY SINGLE SMOKER IN THE WORLD THINKS THEY HAVE THE BEST BEAN RECIPE.  Want to start a fight, tell one of these smokers that your beans are better than theirs.

Well, my beans are better than theirs (sorry Chris).  There are lots of little details in the beans that add up to ... better.  I will pretend to be humble about my beans, and not use the word best.  But I have eaten a hundred smoker's beans... so far, mine are better.


One note about the recipe, I usually have a fully seasoned already smoked pork tenderloin laying about my freezer.  I make them about every other time I smoke meat.  this way I can add the pork right at the start of the cook session and the meat is fully integrated, seasoned and seasoning the surrounding liquids.  HOWEVER if you do not have a pork tenderloin laying about your freezer, you can easily smoke one along side your ribs and add the meat at the end of the cook session.

Most any type of beer will work for this recipe.  As with most times that you cook with alcohol (Wine, Beer or Spirits), quality will show in your final product.  General rule of thumb is to always cook with something you would be willing to drink.  I like my home town brewery, Boulevard Brewing Company out of Kansas City.  Besides being local, they also make some of the best beers on the market.  Including this India Pale Ale, flavored with a variety of hops, giving a strong citrus flavor, combined with a mild caramel taste.  Strong enough flavors to stand up to all the seasonings and tastes added to the beans!

Plus the Single Wide name of the beer makes it easy to name the beans!!!

OK, here's what I did...

Single Wide Trailer Park AWESOME Smoked Pork and Beans and BEER

  • 6 SLices Thick Cut Bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 Large Vidalia Sweet onion, Diced
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 TBS Minced fresh Ginger root
  • 1 small can Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 TBS Molassis
  • 2 TBS Sorghum
  • 1 TBS Mustard Powder
  • 2 (16 Oz) Cans Cannellini Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 2 (16 Oz) Cans Chili Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 1 Pound Pre-Cooked Pork Tenderloin, Smoked with a spicy Rub, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Bottle of Beer (I used My Hometown Boulevard Brewing Co's Single Wide I-P-A)
Cooking Directions
  1. In a heavy Oven Safe Pan (can use a disposable aluminum pan), mix all of the ingredients together.
  2. Set your grill up for indirect heat, positioning a few racks of ribs or a pork shoulder on the part of the grill not directly over the lit coals (Indirect Heat)
  3. set your pan of beans directly over the lit coals (Direct Heat)
  4. Use the vents in the grill to set the temperature at 225 degrees and smoke them alongside the ribs for up to 4 hours, stirring occasionally (only when you add coal).
  5. Serve HOT and ENJOY!


So,  I am also adding to my Growing list of  "52 Cooking With BEER Recipes"!!!

Everyone knows about cooking with wine, but BEER has so much more complex flavors.  I imagine the day after beer was invented, someone made an Irish Stew. Cooking with beer infuses recipes with this intoxicating concoction of hops and barley in an effort to enhance and enrich everyday food..  Come take a look, sure to have something you might like to try.  All recipes have been tested and WORK!


Also,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Grilling Time Secret Extras" or "52 Ways to Cook BBQ and Grilling Recipes"!!!

Well over 52 recipes actually as I just can't stop... Over 100 in one grilling season (I love to grill!). But not just leat... Drinks, Condiments (LOTS of different BBQ sauces), Drinks, Desserts... even specialty items like GRILLED Pizza, and fun shaped Watermelons.  Easy and these ideas will make you the MASTER of your Backyard Domain!


So,  I am pleased to list this as one of my Growing list of  "52 Ways to Cook Side Dish Recipes"!!!

Sure the meat gets all the glory but real cooks know it's the spread... the specialty Side Dishes that makes a meal rise or fall. Here's a few of my favorite recipes that will help to create that illusive COMPLETE MENU!

LOTS of Potato Sides, Vegetable Sides, Specialty Salads, Bread and MORE!


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