Grilla Pit Beans: Baked Beans On The Grill

If only we could go back in time and shake the hands of the cook who first discovered that you could make beans better by adding ingredients like pork fat, molasses, brown sugar and spices. By slow cooking the beans with all those ingredients, you change the overall bean flavor for the better. No tailgate or picnic should be without beans, and we believe that smoked baked beans are the way to go!

Easy Smoked Baked Beans Recipe for a Smoker

Because this recipe starts with you buying your favorite canned baked beans, you can easily whip up this side dish even if you only have a few minutes to throw it together. However, if you are a traditionalist who likes to start at the very beginning, feel free to make your own “starter” baked beans. That way, you can substitute them instead of the canned variety.


  • 4 cans Bush’s Baked Beans (Original preferred but you can choose whichever one you prefer)
  • ½ red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, diced
  • ¾ C brown sugar
  • 1 C Grilla BBQ Sauce
  • ¼ C yellow mustard
  • ¼ C Grilla AP Rub


Preheat Grilla or Silverbac to 225 degrees, you just need to heat these through and you want as much smoke as possible. Mix all ingredients together and place on smoker for at least 1.5 hours.

At this point, the beans are technically done—you will see a bit of film formed on the top of the mixture, which is all smoke. If you want your beans smokier, stir them and let them go another 45 minutes.

If you are happy with them you can put a foil lid on the beans and keep them warm in the smoker or oven until you are ready for them.

What Goes Best With Our Smoked Baked Beans Recipe?

As you learn how to make barbecue baked beans in a pellet grill, you may wonder what foods pair best with them. Aside from sandwiches including hot dogs and hamburgers, these beans go great with pulled pork. They can also accompany other meat-based dishes like smoked steaks and grilled chicken breasts. Remember the beans when you make your own grilled, smoked chicken wings, too!

Altering the Smoked Baked Beans Recipe

Feel free to experiment with our pellet grill baked beans recipe by switching up the ingredients. A great inclusion can be some veggies, just to give them a bit of higher nutritional value. If you have some spare brisket, pulled pork or even smoked chicken, they will go great in the beans as well. Try adding some apple or pear chunks near the end for added sweetness. And who could forget how wonderful bacon is when added to baked beans?

Enjoy the Best Grilled Baked Beans Today

Add a side of smoked baked beans to your next meal for no other reason than to turn on that grill and chow down! They may not be the healthiest beans, but they are the best tasting by far.


Referenced Products

Grilla Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

The Grilla Pro wood pellet smoker grill features convection grilling airflow for Pro-Smoke barbecue smoke flavor. Grilla's EvenTemp Chamber, Keep Heat Swing Lid and Never Flare Flavor Disk produce a consistent heat and smoke level in the cooking chamber.

Silverbac Wood Pellet Smoker Grill

Grilla Grills come from the jungle. Not the Amazon. We ship every order as fast and efficient as mammally possible. So the sooner you buy, the sooner you shall receive. Grilla Grills Silverbac wood pellet grill gives you rich wood flavor in a quick grill or an all-day smoke.

All Purpose Rub 12 oz.

If you're looking to add versatility and flavor to your BBQ, grab a bottle of Grilla Grills All Purpose Rub. Recommended by pro team grill members, Grilla Grills All Purpose BBQ Rub contains the perfect blend of spices to up your grillin' game.

Thick & Bold Sauce 18 oz.

The Pitmaster’s award winning Thick & Bold sauce is the perfect pairing for beef, chicken, and pork. The delicately blended sauce firsts tastes sweet & savory, followed by a punch to the taste buds full of flavor. It won’t take you long to understand why it’s a favorite both at home and in competition. Only $7.99!
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