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


  • 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


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

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