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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Easy Smoked Beans & Ham

Here's a quick recipe for a colder rainy November evening; Easy Smoked Beans and Ham

Comfort food is defined by Beans and Ham. It sticks to your ribs and is quite tasty. We all remember ham and baked beans from our youth, so here is a smoky dinner to warm your heart, or stomach on a colder November night. By the way, it's raining and 40 degrees here in Iowa tonight.


22 oz can of some body's original baked beans
1 small onion
1 jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup yellow mustard
1/4 cup zesty BBQ sauce
Your favorite rub

1 disposable shallow aluminum baking pan
NOTE: If one of your family doesn't like onions or jalapenos, put some of the beans into a small loaf disposable aluminum baking pan inside the larger pan and just put some of the original beans into that pan.

Dice the jalapeno and onion keeping jalapeno seeds and ribs out of the mixture. Add these to the beans.

Mix the yellow mustard and BBQ sauce in with all the beans.

Sprinkle lightly with your favorite rub.

Start up your smoker or grill with a smoking pack and set to medium heat and good smoke. Place the beans pan on a lower grate and let smoke for 1/2 hour before placing ham on the grate directly above the beans pan.

Mix 1/4 cup yellow mustard and 2 tblsp zesty bbq sauce along with 1/4 cup beer and slather both sides of the ham steak. Sprinkle the rub on both sides.

Place the ham steak above the beans pan so it can drip into this pan while smoking. Smoke for one hour.

When you finish, you will have some nicely smoked beans with smoked ham juices dripped into the pan. Very tasty! Enjoy.

Dr. Dave