I knew it was going to be a cold busy weekend, so I pulled my last package of homemade smoked Kielbasa from the freezer. And on a cold winter's day there's nothin' like a piping hot bowlful of simple comfort food to warm you up!
1 lb. Smoked Sausage sliced.
3 or 4 regular cans beans whichever kind you like)
1 med. to large Onion chopped
1 cup BBQ Sauce
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. fresh cracked Black pepper
3/4 cup Brown Sugar more if needed)
1 Beer 12 oz.)
Slice the sausage we left a few bigger chunks) and throw it into a dutch oven along with the onion, BBQ Sauce we used homemade Jack Daniels Sauce the seasonings and Brown sugar. Add about 2/3 to 3/4 of the beer to bring the liquid level up to not quite cover everything.
Give it a good stir, taste the sauce and adjust as needed. The Brown sugar & Beer will contrast each other to help balance the flavor; don't let it get too sweet.
Use whatever kind of wood you like for smoke flavor we used a foil pouch of pecan pellets). Smoke for 2 -3 hours indirect heat) at a pit temp of about 325° - 350°, until hot and thickened some.
Thanks, I hope you enjoy!