One-Pot Cowboy Beans

Ginny's TeamAuthorGinny's TeamCategory, DifficultyBeginner

If you want a hearty and fulfilling main dish, look no further than one-pot cowboy beans! We love the simplicity of the cooking instructions: simply cook bacon, cook ground beef and onion, and mix everything together in a Dutch oven! The brown sugar coats the beans and meat for a sweet, surprising glaze. Plus, any recipe that calls for a half pound of bacon is sure to be a winner. You can also top the one-pot cowboy beans with any shredded cheese you might have lying around.

Yields6 Servings
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
 ½ lb bacon
 1 lb ground beef
 1 onion (chopped)
 15 oz lima beans (1 can, drained)
 15 oz kidney beans (1 can, drained)
 15 oz pork and beans (1 can)
 2 tbsp yellow mustard
 ½ cup ketchup
 ½ cup brown sugar
 salt (to taste)
 pepper (to taste)
1

Cook the bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

2

In the same pan, crumble ground beef and cook for 2 minutes. Mix in onion; continue to saute until beef is browned and onion is golden. Drain grease.

3

Combine all the ingredients into the Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour. Serve while warm.

Ingredients

 ½ lb bacon
 1 lb ground beef
 1 onion (chopped)
 15 oz lima beans (1 can, drained)
 15 oz kidney beans (1 can, drained)
 15 oz pork and beans (1 can)
 2 tbsp yellow mustard
 ½ cup ketchup
 ½ cup brown sugar
 salt (to taste)
 pepper (to taste)

Directions

1

Cook the bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.

2

In the same pan, crumble ground beef and cook for 2 minutes. Mix in onion; continue to saute until beef is browned and onion is golden. Drain grease.

3

Combine all the ingredients into the Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour. Serve while warm.

One-Pot Cowboy Beans

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