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Cowboy Beans

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Cowboy beans are cooked in the crockpot with ground beef, various beans, and seasonings.


  • 1/2 pound lean bacon
  • 1 pound ground chuck, lean
  • 1 large onion
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1 can pork 'n beans, 16 oz
  • 1 can red kidney beans, 16 oz
  • 1 can butter beans, 16 oz
  • 1 can baby lima beans, 8 oz
  • 1 can great northern beans, 16 oz
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup molasses or maple syrup
  • 1 jar barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


Cut bacon into 1/4" bits; brown in a large skillet. Remove bacon from rendered fat and set aside. In the bacon drippings, saute the onion & pepper until tender. Add the ground meat and brown lightly. Put the meats into the bottom of a crockpot. Add the Pork 'n Beans with the liquid on them. Drain most of the juice off of the remaining cans of beans and add them with the remaining ingredients to the crockpot. Mix all well. Cook on HIGH setting for 1 hour to get well heated through, then lower heat setting to LOW and allow to cook for 5 - 6 hours. Stir from time to time.

Check on seasonings and correct if desired. A little more brown sugar or syrup might be desired.

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 5 out of 5
Cowboy Beans, Member Joanriggin

Talk about good!...really good. Every time I have made these, folks want the recipe. Being from the South I have made baked beans for 60 years. I didn't know what good, as well as easy was for a bean recipe. Thanks to all you folks at Southern Foods - you did really good! Joan

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