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.
Cook the bacon in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
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.
Combine all the ingredients into the Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour. Serve while warm.