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smoked franks and beans with cornbread

Smoked Franks and Beans

  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


These franks and beans are smoked, with the sweet heat of barbecue flavors and a touch of bourbon. Grab a bowl and dig in!


  • 12 oz pack of little smokies (hot dogs, cocktail franks)
  • 2 tbsp mustard
  • 2 tbsp BBQ rub
  • 2 tbsp vegetable or corn oil
  • 1 medium sweet onion, diced
  • 23 jalapenos, diced
  • 3/4 Cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp bourbon
  • 2 tsp BBQ rub
  • 2 cans of baked beans, 22oz


  1. Set the smoker for 225°F.
  2. Mix the franks with the mustard first, then add the BBQ rub. Place them out on a wire rack that can be used in the smoker. Smoke them for 1 hour.
  3. 10 minutes before the franks are done, start making the sauce and baked beans. Heat up the oil in a Dutch oven, this pot will be going directly into the grill. Add in the onions and jalapenos, cook them down for 2-3 minutes until they soften. Add in the remainder of the ingredients and cook on low, heating through to incorporate the flavors. Once the franks are done, add them in.
  4. Adjust the smoker temp to 250°F and place the Dutch oven with all ingredients inside. Smoke for 2-3 hours, until you have reduced the baked beans by at least 1″ on the side. I recommend stirring about every 30 minutes.
  5. Enjoy and serve with toppings such as green onions, cheddar cheese, white onions, or chips.


I prefer to cook them closer to the 3-hour mark, but your preference will dictate how long it should take based on the amount of smoke flavor. If you do not have a smoker, you won’t be able to complete the first step of smoking the franks; you can skip to the second phase and cook the franks and beans together in the oven.

  • Prep Time: 10 mintues
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Smoking
  • Cuisine: Appetizer

Keywords: pork, baked beans, franks and beans, side dish, appetizer, snack

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