Chilebrown at home

Friday, July 25, 2008


One of my favorite side dishes to go with barbeque is baked beans. To create the ultimate beans you need to bake them in a low oven for hours. When the temperature is leaning to the upper end of the scale you probably do not want to run an oven. I have a Mad Meat Genius solution. Bake your beans outdoors in a portable oven. It is the perfect solution. This is a small oven with two burners that runs on propane. Today, I am baking some beans that are swimming in a bath of tomatoes, onions, bacon,sugar, molasses and spices.

Chilebrown's Ultimate Bake Beans
  1. 1 pound of navy beans
  2. 4 tomatoes chopped fine
  3. 1 onion chopped fine
  4. 1/4 cup molasses
  5. 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  6. 1 tablespoon of salt
  7. 5 cups of water
  8. 2 slices of thick bacon chopped into cubes
  9. 1 tablespoon of chile powder
  10. 1 tablespoon of ground mustard

Combine all ingredients together in a cast iron pot except salt. Cover with lid. Bake at 300 degrees for 4 hours or until beans begin to soften. Add salt and remove lid. Bake until beans are nice and thick with sauce.

I have fired up the Smokenator 100 to smoke some ribs. They will be the perfect accompaniment to some baked beans. A green salad with some vine ripe tomatoes is in order. We will enjoy a nice meal without heating up the house.


cookiecrumb said...

What a cool little stove!!!
I've got a hot plate outside. :(
We actually are thinking more and more seriously about the Beehive, BTW. (Now that we're comfortable making bread dough.)
Enjoy your ribs. We're thisclose to firing up our smoker and doing bacon. Well, gotta cure the belly first...

Chilebrown said...

Hold your Horses, Young Lady. I am getting some Maple sugar. I am going to get some Bellies soon. Stay in touch.

Heather said...

1. You are making me hungry.

2. Saw your comment on my blog post about the book. I'm interested in knowing more about Loonies. Can you drop me an email at hmlauer at and tell me more about it? Thanks!

Zoomie said...

Those beans look great but next time add the maple sugar instead of the molasses and I think you'll be pleased!