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Hill Country Beans


  • 128 oz. of washed Pinto Beans
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 lb. hickory smoked bacon chopped
  • Handful of smoked ham hocks or salt pork
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 6 oz. can of apple juice
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 2 Tbsp dried jalapeno’s pieces (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp Daddy B’s Signature Chicken Rub
  • 1 Tbsp Daddy B’s Southern Blend seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp dry mustard

 Cooking Directions

  1. Soak beans for 3 to 4 hours. Drain.
  2. Lightly cook bacon, remove, cut into cubes
  3. Cook ground beef & onion in a large pot, then drain
  4. Add remaining ingredients
  5. When mixed well, add beans and cover with fresh water by at least 2 inches
  6. Place in smoker for 2 hours, stirring often. If you don’t have a smoker, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered stirring often until done (about 2 hours). Add water as needed.

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