Cowboy Beans

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Lou Kostura

By
@lkostura

I started making these years ago, they are always a big hit. They do take some time but on a lazy weekend they are just the thing, and well worth the effort. I like using a ham bone in mine, however if there is a lack of ham bone availability I have used a couple ham hocks or 1 lb. of bacon in its place. I've eaten this as a main dish or a side, your choice. By making such a large batch you can share or freeze some in zip lock bags, put in portion sizes for your family for later use.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
6 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    dried pinto beans
  • 1
    ham bone, or 2 ham hocks, or 1 lb bacon diced
  • 10-15
    anahiem peppers roasted and chopped
  • 1 large
    onion chopped
  • 6-8
    celery ribs coarse chopped
  • 1
    garlic head coarse chopped
  • 28 oz can(s)
    tomato crushed
  • 28 oz. can(s)
    tomato diced
  • 28 oz. can(s)
    tomato whole
  • 48 oz
    beer of your choice
  • 6-8
    fresh bay leaves
  • ·
    salt to taste

How to Make Cowboy Beans

Step-by-Step

  1. soak pinto's over night in water
  2. add pintos to large stock pot with ham bone
  3. roast Anaheim peppers
  4. place peppers in a paper bag and seal to let steam for about 20 minutes
  5. clean burned skins, seeds, stems, and ribs from peppers remember DO NOT RINSE PEPPERS IN WATER YOU WILL LOSE ALL THE NATURAL OILS AND A LOT OF FLAVOR.
  6. chop peppers and add to pot
  7. add onions, celery, and garlic
  8. add remaining ingredients,cover, bring to boil for 30 minutes, reduce to soft boil or hard simmer for minimum 3 hours, longer is better. I cook mine 6-7 hours. STIR FREQUENTLY TO AVOID STICKING AND BURNING TO BOTTOM.

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About Cowboy Beans

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #beans, #pinto




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