Hickory Smoked Green Beans

Hickory Smoked Green Beans

40 mins
3 hrs
4

It’s amazing how some hickory, pecan or cherry wood boosts the flavors of most vegetables and starches, and with the Char-Broil® Digital Electric Smoker, smoking a side dish is so easy.

With the low heat involved in smoking, it’s generally best to stick with a side that has been cooked prior, such as macaroni and cheese or au gratin potatoes. About 20 minutes in the smoker will create amazing flavors. When dealing with a fresh vegetable, pick one that has a water content - green beans, corn and summer squashes. Add some chicken stock and toss them in the smoker.

Ingredients

For the Green Beans

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • chicken broth or stock
  • 1 smoked turkey leg or ham hock
  • apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Step 1 Of 5
1
Add the hickory wood chips to the chip box of the the you digital electric smoker and water to the water pan at the recommended level. Preheat for 40 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, trim the ends off the green beans. Place them in a microwave-safe container with a cover. Add water to the beans, covering them half way. Microwave for 3 minutes to partially cook the beans.
3
Drain the water and add the beans to an aluminum half pan. Add enough chicken stock to cover the beans. Then add the smoked turkey leg or ham hock.
4
Once the smoker has preheated, set the temperature to 225°F and the time to 3 hours. Add the pan of beans and smoke. Check periodically to see if the beans tender before the 3-hour mark.
5
Take the beans out of the smoker. Drain most of the liquid and remove the turkey leg or ham hock. Season the beans with salt, pepper and a healthy drizzle of apple cider vinegar. Shred the smoked meat and add it back to the beans.
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