Big Moe’s Peach Baked Beans
July 22, 2011
Earlier this week we visited with Moe Cason of Ponderosa BBQ in Iowa. In celebration of the Midwest region of grilling country, we asked Moe if he could share one of his signature dishes on the pit, Big Moe’s Peach Baked Beans.
6 slices of thick maple bacon
1 medium Vidalia onion chopped
1 red medium bell pepper chopped
1 16oz Van Camps® Pork & Beans
2 16oz Original Bush’s® Baked Beans
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup Blues Hog Original barbecue sauce
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 cup real maple syrup
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp French’s® Classic Yellow Mustard
1 whole peach
Cut maple bacon in 1/2 inch chunks and render down over medium high heat till it becomes semi translucent. Add onions and bell pepper and remove from heat once they are soft. Mix bacon, onion, and bell pepper with all other ingredients except the peach in a 1/2 pan.
Meanwhile cut peach in half, remove pit and place peach halves on grill with tongs and grill for 3-5 minutes to get some char grill marks. Remove peach halves from the heat, coarsely dice them and put on top of beans. Place beans on the grill or smoker uncovered until they reach 160 degrees. Once finished, you can also add 1/4 teaspoon of liquid smoke to the beans.