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cowboy beans

Recipe by
George Udud
Clermont, FL

This dish is my all-time favorite go to side dish for BBQ. It also is a very satisfying meal in itself for those nights when I don't feel like cooking. I've taken this to potlucks and company picnics and everyone wants the recipe.

yield 8 -10
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For cowboy beans

  • 1/2 lb
    ground chuck 80/20
  • 1/2 lb
    diced bacon
  • 1 sm
    onion, diced
  • 1 md
    green bell pepper, diced
  • 1-55 oz
    can bush's baked beans
  • 1-14.5 oz
    can black beans, drained
  • 2/3 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    worchestershire sauce
  • 2-3 dash
    hickory liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder

How To Make cowboy beans

  • Assembled ingredients.
    Brown first 4 ingredients over medium heat and drain the fat.
  • Brown first 4 ingredients and drain well.
    In a large mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients until well mixed.
  • Mix remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add hamburger mix to bean mixture and stir well. Pour into 13x9 baking dish and top with strips of bacon (if desired) and bake for 1 hour until beans are bubbly and bacon is browned. Enjoy!!
  • Pour mixture into 13x9 casserole, top with bacon and bake for 1 hour.
    Variation: HAWAIIAN COWBOY BEANS Same as above, but add a 20 oz. can of pineapple tidbits, drained. Very Yummy!

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