Are you a barbecue master looking for a way to beat the chill this season? If you live for firing up a smoker or making the perfect rack of ribs and are dealing with grilling withdraws, you know that no hunk of meat is complete without a side dish. The perfect accompaniment to smokey, delicious meat is beans. We’ve shyed away from traditional baked or barbecued beans here for more of a Texas-style slow heat.
Pinto beans are the base of this delicious Texas Pinto Beans recipe. Crispy bacon carries the smokiness of your ‘cue into the beans so the flavors carry throughout your whole meal. We’ve also included two jalapenos–if that’s too spicy for you, leave one out or simply make sure you seed and cut the white ribs out of both peppers. That will make the spice level much more manageable while still giving you a bit of a kick.
Serve this one along with a slab of mesquite-smoked brisket or a beer can chicken, and complete your meal with a big hunk of buttery cornbread. It doesn’t get any better than that.
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