Cowboy Beans N' Biscuits

Colleen Sowa


This has been a family favorite for over 100 years... with just a few ingredient updates... and canned beans vs dry beans... canned biscuits vs fresh homemade biscuits... Home made Bar- B- Que sauce vs bottled... It is good both ways..

★★★★★ 4 votes
10 - 15
20 Min
30 Min


2 lb
ground beef
1/4 tsp
each: salt, black pepper,ground red pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 large
onion (minced)
1/2 c
bar-b- que sauce
1 can(s)
(16 oz) black beans
1 can(s)
(16 oz) butter beans
3 can(s)
(16 oz) baked beans
1/3 c
brown sugar
2 can(s)
refrigerated biscuits


shredded or sliced cheese

How to Make Cowboy Beans N' Biscuits


  • 1Brown the ground beef well in a large skillet over medium - high heat, add the minced onion and cook until onions are done (do not burn!)
  • 2Add all remaining ingredients except the biscuits. Stir and heat well. *** Do Not Drain the beans!!!
  • 3Pour this mixture into a large roast pan or baking pan.
  • 4Open up the biscuits and put them on top of the bean and meat mixture. Brush (or spread) the tops of the biscuits with butter.
  • 5Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes... or until biscuits are cooked through and golden brown.
  • 6*** Sometimes we cover the bean and meat mixture with shredded cheddar cheese or sliced American cheese before adding the biscuits.
  • 7*** The original recipe also called for salt pork or bacon... it is good with it or without it.

    *** The original recipe called for cubes of cut up beef.... we have made it this way too...

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About Cowboy Beans N' Biscuits

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southwestern