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Twice Smoked Brisket BBQ Beans

Use up leftover brisket to level up your baked barbecue beans with smoked flavor over the grill. You may never go back to the can again.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, barbeque
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 220kcal


  • 10-12" Cast Iron Skillet or other oven safe skillet
  • grill
  • Wood Chips or chunks for smoking


  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 poblano peppers fire-roasted, skinned, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Brisket Rub
  • ¼ cup beer or water
  • 1 cup honey barbecue sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 28 oz can pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups smoked brisket chopped


Cook the Bacon

  • In a large cast-iron skillet heated over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy.
  • Remove from the skillet and drain on a paper towel.

Sautee the Onion:

  • In the same skillet, with the rendered bacon fat, add the onion and saute about 5 minutes until soft.
  • Add in the chopped poblano and cook 5 minutes longer.
  • Add in the minced garlic and cook 30 seconds longer.

Add the Spices:

  • Mix in the salt, brown sugar, and brisket rub.

Whisk in the Liquids:

  • Deglaze the pan with a splash of beer if needed by adding the liquid to the pan and scraping up any browned bits.
  • Add the barbecue sauce, ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire and stir to combine.

Add the Beans:

  • Add the beans and allow the dish to smoke over the grill about 45 minutes.


  • Add the chopped brisket and continue to smoke, for another hour.


  • Remove the beans from the heat and serve hot.


Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
You can reheat on the stovetop in a pan or in the microwave.
To round this dish out, I grilled the Adaptable Meals KC Boneless Back Ribs and served them on top with a fresh kale salad on the side.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1218mg | Potassium: 477mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg