Cowboy Beans

The spicy homemade sauce in this baked beans recipe will make a hit at barbecue cookouts.

Cowboy Beans
15 mins
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  • 1/2 pound dry pinto beans (1-1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped smoked ham or salt pork
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 - 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
Rinse beans. In a large saucepan combine beans and 4 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or, skip boiling the water and soak beans overnight in a covered bowl.)
Drain and rinse beans. In the same pan combine beans and 4 cups fresh water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1-1/4 hours or until beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Drain beans, reserving liquid.
In a 1-quart casserole combine the beans, ham, and onion. Stir together 1/2 cup of the bean liquid, the tomato sauce, green chilies, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, and mustard. Stir into bean mixture. Bake, covered, in a 325 degree F oven about 1 hour. Uncover and bake about 45 minutes more or to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Makes 6 side-dish servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 198, Fat, total (g) 1, chol. (mg) 6, carb. (g) 37, pro. (g) 12, sodium (mg) 788, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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