Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans Recipe

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Claudia McClaran


Many years ago, someone in the family collected recipes from descendants of my great grandparents, William M. and Florence E. (Snodgrass) Whaley and had them compiled into a cookbook. I am posting those recipes here so that they will not be lost. This recipe was submitted by my Aunt Ruby.

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2 lb
pinto beans, dried
onions, chopped
green chilies
2 lb
ham hock or salt pork
4 Tbsp
1 can(s)
tomato paste

How to Make Cowboy Beans


  • 1Sort beans, removing any rocks or foreign matter from the bag of beans. Wash beans and soak overnight.
  • 2Drain soak water, rinse and place beans in a Dutch Oven; cover with fresh water.
  • 3Add remaining ingredients and simmer until beans are tender. Add additional water as needed. Add salt to taste.

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About Cowboy Beans

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American