This dish traditionally uses beans and chili sauce rarely seen beyond California. We wanted to recreate this regional recipe with nationally available supermarket ingredients.
In Kansas City, many barbecue joints stir "burnt ends"-tough, overcooked bits of smoked brisket, ribs, or pulled pork-into their barbecued beans. This combination of smoke and pork flavor might make Kansas City beans the best in America. We wanted to translate this recipe for the home kitchen.
We'll show you how to avoid the charred exterior and very rare center that often plagues grilled barbecue tri-tip, while pairing it with our convenient version of barbecued beans.