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cowboy beans

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Marianne Gleason
Cincinnati, OH

Kicked up baked beans made in the crockpot. Very easy to make and take along for a BBQ.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For cowboy beans

  • 1 c
    salsa (however hot you like)
  • 2/3 c
    barbecue sauce
  • 1
    onion, diced & sauted
  • 2 can
    pork & beans (28 oz)
  • 1 can
    chili beans
  • 1 can
    black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1 lb
    kielbasa, sliced and browned
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon (diced, cooked & drained)
  • 1 sm
    jalapeno pepper, seeded & diced very fine
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar

How To Make cowboy beans

  • 1
    Slice bacon into small pieces, brown in a skillet and drain fat. I reserve some of the bacon fat and use it to saute the onions and brown the kielbasa in.
  • 2
    Brown kielbasa in skillet with small amount of bacon fat. Drain on paper towel and set aside. Saute the diced onion in a about a tablespoon of bacon fat until soft. Drain on paper towel and set aside.
  • 3
    Add all ingredients to crock-pot and stir to combine. Cook on low for about 6 hours or until they have thickened.
  • 4
    Add as much or as little of the jalapeno as you like, or eliminate altogether if not a fan of spicy food.