How To Make Baked Beans On A Traeger

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Looking for a side dish that will have everyone begging for seconds?  Give this baked bean recipe an opportunity to dazzle the family and amaze the neighbors with this side dish on your Traeger.

How To Make Baked Beans On A Traeger

This recipe is the feel-good hit of the summer, loaded with flavor and has some cool hints of coffee too. Add that wood fired flavor from your pellet grill and you have a perfect side dish.

Yield: 10-12 Servings
Prep Time: 15-20 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 – 40 Minutes
Cook Temp: 450˚ - Cook Temp  |  450˚ Finishing Temp

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Measure   Ingredient                                                                       Prep Notes      
4 cans           Pinto Beans, 15 oz can                                             Drained, Lightly rinsed
1 pound        Bacon, Applewood, Raw, Thick Sliced             Rough chopped     
1 tbsp           Garlic, Fresh, Crushed                                                      
1 ea              Pepper, Red Bell                                                         Diced small
1 ea              Pepper, Green Bell                                                     Diced small
1 cup            Sugar, Brown, Dark                                       
1 tbsp           Vanilla Extract                                                           Or paste
½ cup           Maple Syrup                                                            
1 cup            Tomato Puree, Canned                                            
1 cup            High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                
4 tbsp           Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                               
3 tbsp           Island Boys Coffee Rub, 5280 Culinary                  

Preparation Directions:

Wash all tools prior to use
Prep and measure out ingredients as listed above
Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, or any cooking tools
Clean out Traeger as needed and change drip tray liner
Fill pellet hopper with Reserve Blend Pellets
Set Traeger to 500˚, hit enter and hit ignite
While Traeger is heating up – add Lodge Cast Iron Dutch Oven (without lid)
Once Traeger reaches temp, proceed as listed below
Open Traeger lid and add the bacon to the Dutch oven, close the lid and allow bacon to cook / render for 10 minutes
Open the Traeger lid and stir the bacon, add the garlic and peppers, close the lid and allow garlic, peppers and bacon to cook for 10 minutes.
Open the Traeger lid and add the beans, sugar, vanilla, syrup, tomato puree, BBQ sauce and spices.  Stir to combine.  Close the lid and cook for 15 minutes
Open the Traeger lid and carefully stir the beans, take a sample taste (be careful, they are hot) adjust seasoning if needed and sweetness if desired
Continue to cook in 5-minute increments (without Dutch oven lid) until desired thickness is reached
Chef’s Tip:  Beans will thicken by about 10% when cooling
Carefully remove Dutch oven using heat proof gloves and bring into kitchen
Allow to cool for 5 minutes prior to serving
To store beans, cool completely at room temp, place into storage container and cover
Shelf life: 3 days
      Shopping List
Traeger Ironwood 885                                                           Ace SKU – 8030462
Reserve Blend Pellets                                                             Ace SKU – 8015887
Lodge, Cast Iron Dutch Oven 10.25”, 5 qt                       Ace SKU - 6102925
Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                      Ace SKU – 8562043
Island Boys Coffee Rub, 5280 Culinary                          Ace SKU - 8059876
High Altitude BBQ Sauce, 5280 Culinary                      Ace SKU - 8560088
Published on 4/19/2021.
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