Side O' Cowboy Beans

Garrison Wayne


A BBQ is not complete unless you have a side of beans. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it. This recipe makes a small batch for 4. It can be easily doubled or tripled for a larger yield. These beans have a bit of a bite from the Tabasco Sauce, and are not particularly sweet. The addition of Whiskey just seems right for anything "Cowboy". This is an easy recipe. Once in the oven, they don't require much attention, so you are free to attend to your main dish. I have given the option to substitute olive oil for the bacon fat, for Vegan and Vegetarian Diets.

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20 Min
1 Hr 30 Min


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1 can(s)
15 oz beans, undrained (pinto, black, or kidney)
1/4 medium
onion, chopped
1 medium
carrot, peeled and grated
2 clove
garlic, large
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 tsp
dry oregano
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
tabasco sauce
2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
bourbon or whiskey
1 Tbsp
dark brown sugar
2 tsp
bacon fat, if vegetarian use olive oil

How to Make Side O' Cowboy Beans


  • 1Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • 2Transfer beans to a crock or other baking dish.
  • 3Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 1 hour 30 minutes. Stir a few times. Serve hot. Serves 4.

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