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Meaty Beer Beans

Traeger Kitchen


Meaty Beer Beans

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Cook Time

2

Hours

Serves

8 - 12

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What's this?

Hit pot-luck baked beans out of the park with drunken, bacon-loaded beans. This savory side is almost a chili but still a spicy side dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound bacon

  • 2 red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 3 Cup pre-cooked sausage links, diced

  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 Teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 Teaspoon cumin

  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 Teaspoon chile powder

  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 chile from 1 can chipotle peppers en adobo sauce, chopped

  • 1 Cup apple juice

  • 24 Ounce beer

  • 2 (16 oz) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Place a deep dish Dutch oven directly on the grill grate and preheat, lid closed for 15 min.
  • 2

    Chop and add bacon to pre-heated Dutch oven. Cook bacon until crispy brown, then remove bacon from the pan and drain all but 2 tablespoons of the grease.
  • 3

    Add bell pepper, onion and sausage to the Dutch oven with reserved bacon grease. Cook until onions are translucent and peppers are soft. Return bacon to the pan.
  • 4

    Add garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper, chile powder, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, brown sugar, beer, pinto beans, apple juice and chipotle chile. Stir well.
  • 5

    Bring beans to a simmer. Reduce heat to 275°F and cook for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until sauce is thickened, adding more liquid if it begins to get dry or cover with lid after the temperature is reduced. Enjoy!