Smoky Steakhouse Beans


• 500g Blade or Chuck steak, cut into small cubes
• 6 Slices of thick bacon
• 1 Onion, diced
• 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
• 1 Can Pinto beans
• 1 Can Red kidney beans
• 1 Can Black beans
• 2 Tbsp Straight bourbon (optional)
• ½ Cup Ketchup
• 1 Tbsp Molasses
• 1 ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
• 3 Tbsp Steak sauce
• ¼ Cup Apple Cider vinegar
• 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1 Tbsp Onion powder
• ½ Tbsp Steak seasoning
• ½ tsp Salt & Pepper
• ¼ Cup Dark beer
You will also need: Hickory, Apple or Oak Bradley Smoker wood bisquettes


1. Preheat your Bradley Smoker to 120C and load your favourite wood bisquettes

2. Slice the bacon into 6mm strips and place into a preheated cast iron skillet over high heat. Cook until the bacon is almost done then add the onions and the cubed meat for a couple more minutes. Turn off the heat then add all the remaining ingredients into the skillet and stir together.

3. Place the skillet inside the smoker and cook for about 1 ½ to 2 hours. 

Serve with tortilla chips or Crusty Bread

Original recipe by Grilled, adapted by Bradley Smoker New Zealand