Cowboy Beans

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


Cowboy Beans

by 3  people


add your rating
add a comment
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions
1.
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.)
2.
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.
3.
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
Add Your Review
 Articles
Meatless Monday: Black Bean Burgers for Dinner Tonight
... as we've gotten into a real rice-and-bean rut. I recently heard a friend talk about how much her young... son loves black bean burgers, so I went on the hunt for a recipe to try. As soon as I saw how short... the ingredient list was for these easy Black Bean Nacho Burgers and I checked my pantry to make sure I had... read more...
Classic Summer Dinner: Creamy Green Bean Pasta
...Of all the things we grow in the garden, green beans are perhaps the most reliable. We have... the best luck with bush beans, which produce all summer long if it doesn't get too hot. While we love... them into more filling dishes. click here for our creamy green beans and pasta recipe It might seem... read more...
Open-Faced Grilled Portobello Sandwich with Rosemary White Bean Spread
... aside, this clever combination of beans and vegetables makes a lunch or light dinner that satisfies... this summer staple. The veggies cling to a creamy white bean spread seasoned with garlic and fresh rosemary... and texture. Plus, the spread is delicious on its own. I suggest doubling the beans and then spreading them... read more...
how tos
Food Blogs We Love
see more blogs

shop our favorite products