Submitted by RedPoint BBQ
- 1 yellow onion, diced finely
- 6 Tbsp olive oil
- 3–4 cloves garlic, diced finely
- 3 (15.5 oz) cans black beans, do not drain
- 1 (15.5 oz) can Great Northern beans, do not drain
- 1 Tbsp curry powder
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 ½ C sweet barbecue sauce
- 1 C dark brown sugar
- Crisp bacon for garnish
In a large pot, add oil, onions and garlic; saute on low heat until slightly browned, with a little char. On low heat, add beans to pot, stirring well. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. (We use Sweet Baby Ray’s sauce, but most sweet barbecue sauce brands will work.) Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Lightly spray a 13×9-inch foil tray or baking dish with nonstick oil; add beans. Place in a smoker or on a grill. Leave in smoker for 3 hours at 250°, or on closed grill for 30–40 minutes on low. Cook time will vary by grill or smoker, so cook to consistency desired.
Remove from smoker and mix well. The smoker creates a flavorful film on top of beans, so it needs to be mixed in.
For an added crunch, pan fry or bake some crispy bacon to top your beans.