Cowboy Beans

Marianne Gleason


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

★★★★★ 1 vote
15 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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

How to Make Cowboy Beans


  • 1Slice 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.
  • 2Brown 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.
  • 3Add all ingredients to crock-pot and stir to combine. Cook on low for about 6 hours or until they have thickened.
  • 4Add as much or as little of the jalapeno as you like, or eliminate altogether if not a fan of spicy food.

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About Cowboy Beans

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

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