?? Cowboy Beans........Country beans....Recipes???

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  1. gatorgrowl

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    Looking for a good recipe for one of those bean dishes.....several kinds of beans, bacon, sorta sweet and sour type tatse...I've had them before and loved them. Just hoping to see some of your recipes, if you don't mind.
    Thanks, gatorgrowl
     
  2. rcurry

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    I don’t know if this is what you are looking for but here is my Cowboy Bake Beans basic recipe… I add or omit ingredients as the notion strikes me.

    Couple big ol’ cans of pork n beans (what ever brand)
    2 green peppers chopped
    1 red pepper chopped
    1 onion chopped
    1 pkg. of (hot) sausage cooked/scrambled (larger pkg of sausage makes it more of a meal vs a side dish)
    1/3 cup of brown sugar
    1 bottle of bbq sauce more/less
    Pepper, salt,
    Optional … diced pickled jalapenos and juice, hot sauce

    Throw it all in a large crock-pot to cook for a couple hours mix the flavors.
     
  3. quackrstackr

    quackrstackr Welcome to Fantasy Island Staff Member

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    Just throw a jar of chunky hot salsa in with some pork & beans and add bacon and a little brown sugar. Fast and easy.
     
  4. rcurry

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    I like this idea, no chopping peppers or onions just opening the salsa!
     
  5. RDL270

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    Ask CL for Ed's recipe............they are supposedly the best beans ever!!!
     
  6. pentail

    pentail Bacon Staff Member

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    yes, they are
     
  7. bowcrazy3

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    Best beans are at Fatmans BBQ in Burnside.
     
  8. KRB_FTW

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    I don't ever make them the same twice, depends on what I'm feeling the love for that day. However, the important stuff is:Cheap pork and beans, brown sugar, liquid smoke, and Louisiana hot sauce. Most times I add some ketchup to get the consistency right after the brown sugar goes in. Same with bacon, that usually makes an appearance. Tabasco sometimes if I want more heat, sometimes swap out ketchup for barbecue sauce. Often throw in a chopped onion. Like I said, lots of improvisation when I'm fixing beans.
     
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  9. gatorgrowl

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    Thanks guys...Here is a recipe I settled on this weekend, and it was great..I will try the other suggestions also:

    3 onions
    1 can kidney beans
    2 cans B & B baked beans
    1 can butter beans
    1 pkg frozen baby limas
    1# bacon
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1 tsp dry mustard
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    2 Tbl molasses

    Dice and brown bacon.
    Slice onions thin and saute in bacon grease.
    Add garlic, mustard,vinegar,brown sugar, and molasses...simmer all 20 minutes
    Add all to the beans (and the juice from the beans)
    Cook in slow cooker 4 - 5 hours on low
    (or 300 degrees in over for about 2 hours)

    Taste was a combo of sweet (brown sugar) and sour (vinegar). Mighty good and served a crowd of people.
    gatorgrowl
     
  10. philipfleek

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    Thats how i roll.

     
  11. KRB_FTW

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    The lima beans and that much vinegar make me suspicious. Sounds great outside of that though.
     
  12. philipfleek

    philipfleek 12 pointer

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    cuts that nasty sweet.
     
  13. KRB_FTW

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    I'm not pro-sweet. I just think we could cut it with less than 1/2 a cup of vinegar though. I'm willing to listen.
     
  14. mike wilson

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    I thought u had to have hamburger for cowboy beans, the ones ive had sure were good
     
  15. FOWLER2671

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    I bet a pound of good country sausage would be awful good added to the beans after browning and draining!
     

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