When it comes to Santa Maria-style barbecue, the focus is often on the savory and smoky flavors of perfectly grilled meats. However, let's not forget about the delightful side dishes that can elevate your barbecue experience. Today, we bring you a mouthwatering recipe for Santa Maria Style Beans, infused with the bold and robust flavors of Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub.
Why Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub? Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub is a secret weapon in the world of barbecue enthusiasts. Its unique blend of seven premium spices adds depth and complexity to your dishes, making it the perfect companion for enhancing the flavors of Santa Maria Style Beans.
- 2 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup diced bacon
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1/4 cup diced bell peppers (mixed colors)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup beef broth
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
Preheat the Grill: Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. If you're using a Santa Maria-style grill, set it up for two-zone cooking.
Cook the Bacon: In a cast-iron skillet, cook the diced bacon until it becomes crispy. Remove excess grease, leaving about a tablespoon in the skillet.
Sauté Vegetables: Add diced onions, bell peppers, and minced garlic to the skillet with bacon. Sauté until the vegetables are tender.
Add Beans and Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub: Incorporate the drained and rinsed pinto beans into the skillet. Sprinkle Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub over the beans and stir to coat evenly.
Pour in Tomato Sauce and Beef Broth: Pour tomato sauce and beef broth into the skillet, stirring to combine. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer, allowing the flavors to meld.
Grill-Bake: Place the skillet on the grill over indirect heat. Close the lid and let the beans absorb the smoky essence from the barbecue. Grill-bake for 30-40 minutes or until the beans are heated through.
Season to Taste: Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub if desired.
Garnish and Serve: Sprinkle chopped fresh cilantro over the beans for a burst of freshness. Serve the Santa Maria Style Beans alongside your favorite barbecue dishes.
- Experiment with different types of beans for a unique twist.
- Use Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub as a dry rub on meat for the perfect pairing with your Santa Maria Style Beans.
Elevate your barbecue side dish game with these Santa Maria Style Beans featuring the irresistible Lucky Sevens BBQ Rub. The marriage of smoky flavors and savory spices will have your guests coming back for seconds. Get ready to make your barbecue gatherings unforgettable with this delicious twist on a classic recipe.