Texas-style beans are a staple with a great BBQ feast. This Bastard Black Beans with Smoked Turkey Leg recipe uses Stone Brewing Co. Oaked Arrogant Bastard as a foundational building block, adding rich malty undertones with a touch of barrel-aged goodness, to complement the smoky BBQ | grilled proteins that come with a good Texas-style BBQ.
This recipe uses high-quality black beans from Rancho Gordo, a specialty purveyor of heirloom beans and other unique food products, including some really cool cooking equipment. Steve Sando runs this shop | online store and has some amazing and delicious bean varieties. Check them out, as they do sell out of some of their different bean varieties. I do love their Midnight Black Beans!
To increase the flavors in this great BBQ Side Dish, I add in a smoked turkey leg and bacon, each bringing their smoked meat umami to this bean dish. These flavors infuse with onions, garlic, and Beef Brisket Spice Rub, all infusing together to make a better than just baked bean dish, that can stand up to any BBQ recipe.
Makes: 3 quarts of beans. Will feed a crowd or can be frozen into smaller portions.