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Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

This week Patti and I had family from around the country visit with us. We met our grand kids and son in law for the 1st. time and Kelly, Richard and Chase our delightful cousins from Texas. Our nephew Elijah and his family were able to come, too. Lots of love, laughs and fun. Kids everywhere… So we barbequed all week long, I know, so what else is new. We wanted to show that there is good BBQ outside of Texas. And in response to that I’ll quote Chase “I’ve never eaten food like this before”. I think we done “real good” and so did they. Patti and I had 3 grills going all day for 3 days. The kids loved these beans and you know they’re good if the kids will eat them and want more and more.

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style
Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Grill: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker
Pellets: Lumberjack Pecan

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style
Pellet Grill Recipe

Ingredients: Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style

  • 2 lb. dried pinto beans
  • 1 lb. Bacon, chopped
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 10 Garlic Cloves, minced (or to taste)
  • 1 Cup Tomato purée
  • 1 ½ Cups Green Enchilada sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. firmly packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. Stone-ground Mustard
  • 1 tsp Country Bob’s Seasoning Salt

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style
Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style

Pick over and rinse beans. Put into a large Dutch oven and cover with water and soak overnight.

Next day, drain beans and cover with fresh water, put on the grill @ 350 degrees (177c) and bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, until tender, anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. Drain beans, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid along with beans.

Cook bacon until crisp, stirring a few times. Pour off all but 1 tbsp. fat from pan. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring, about 4 minutes. Add tomato sauce, green enchilada sauce, brown sugar, mustard, salt, beans, and reserved cooking liquid. Place beans back on the grill uncovered and simmer in low smoke for a few hours stirring occasionally

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerPutting the Sauce Together

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style
Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker

To prepare the grill for cooking, check your pellet supply – top off or change flavors as needed. Scrape grill grates off. Set the temperature to 450 degrees and press the “Start” button. Give the grill about 15 minutes to reach temperature and the grates to burn clean.

Note: You can set the start temperature anywhere you want. I do 450 (230c) for a quick cleaning burn.

So after the grill comes up to temp and burns clean turn it back down to @ 350 degrees (177c).

Place your Dutch oven directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy as it comes bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, until tender, anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.

Add the sauce and place beans back on the grill uncovered and simmer in low smoke for a few hours stirring occasionally. You may need to add a little water if it cooks down too much.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style
Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Pacific Living Outdoor Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time. It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Louisiana Grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels. I did 4 hours at 350 (177c).

Note: The Pacific Living Outdoor Oven also has a smoke box.

Pinto Beans Santa Maria Style
Pellet Grill Recipe

About our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Royall, Memphis, Traeger wood pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

Live your Passion,
Ken & Patti

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Our Thanks To:
Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce
www.countrybobs.com
Maverick Industries, Inc.
1-800-526-0954
help@maverickhousewares.com
http://www.maverickhousewares.com/  
F.Dick Professional Knives and Tools.
888-921-9378
thfinch@125west.com
http://www.125west.com/c-135-fdick.aspx
PelletCan
A storage container & dispenser for wood pellets
sales@pelletcan.com
http://www.pelletcan.com 
Lodge Cast Iron
www.lodgemfg.com
Lumberjack Wood Pellets
Jerry Brown
715-866-8535
www.lumberjackpelletsonline.com

Louisiana Wood Pellet Grills
877 303 3134
http://www.louisiana-grills.com/

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