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Meaty Beer Beans

Meaty Beer Beans

By Traeger Kitchen

Hit pot-luck baked beans out of the park with drunken, bacon-loaded beans. This savory side is almost a chili but still a spicy side dish.

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

2 Hours




Number of people serving


Units of measurement:
1 Pound bacon
2 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow onion, diced
3 Cup pre-cooked sausage links, diced
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
1 Teaspoon onion powder
1 Teaspoon smoked paprika
1 Teaspoon cumin
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
1 Teaspoon chile powder
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1 chile from 1 can chipotle peppers en adobo sauce, chopped
1 Cup apple juice
24 Ounce beer
2 (16 oz) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes. Place a deep dish Dutch oven directly on the grill grate and preheat, lid closed for 15 min.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    Chop and add bacon to pre-heated Dutch oven. Cook bacon until crispy brown, then remove bacon from the pan and drain all but 2 tablespoons of the grease.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

  • 3

    Add bell pepper, onion and sausage to the Dutch oven with reserved bacon grease. Cook until onions are translucent and peppers are soft. Return bacon to the pan.

  • 4

    Add garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper, chile powder, Worcestershire sauce, yellow mustard, brown sugar, beer, pinto beans, apple juice and chipotle chile. Stir well.

  • 5

    Bring beans to a simmer. Reduce heat to 275°F and cook for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until sauce is thickened, adding more liquid if it begins to get dry or cover with lid after the temperature is reduced. Enjoy!

    275 ˚F / 135 ˚C


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