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Pork Belly Bourbon Baked Beans

Traeger Kitchen


Pork Belly Bourbon Baked Beans

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

6 Hours

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Apple

Live on the edge with a hearty dose of bourbon infused baked beans, both vibrant ingredients will put your taste buds on blast.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

8

    Steps

    • 1

      Liberally season both sides of the pork belly with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.
    • 2

      When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 180°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke if available.
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    • 3

      Once the grill is smoking, place the seasoned pork belly fat-side up on the grill grate and close the lid. Smoke for 2 hours.
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    • 4

      In a large Dutch oven, combine apple juice, apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup brown sugar and bourbon. Remove pork belly from the grill after 2 hours of smoking and place in the Dutch oven. Cover the Dutch oven with the lid, return to the grill and increase the temperature to 275°F. Cook for an additional 2 hours, or until the pork is tender and shreds easily with a fork.
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    • 5

      Strain excess liquid from the Dutch oven, reserve and set aside. Shred the pork belly, removing any excess fat. Stir in the beans, BBQ sauce, 1/4 cup brown sugar, mustard and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid.
    • 6

      Cover with the lid and return to the grill. Cook for 2 more hours. We like our beans thick, but feel free to add additional BBQ sauce as necessary if you like a thinner sauce. Serve as a side with your favorite BBQ fare. Enjoy!
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      We like our beans thick, but feel free to add additional BBQ sauce as necessary if you like a thinner sauce. Serve as a side with your favorite BBQ fare. Enjoy!

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