Friday, March 29, 2013

Family Recipe Friday | Cowboy Beans

With spring right around the corner, I have been preparing my favorite "winter" meals one last time. One of my favorite winter meals is Cowboy Beans. As a kid, nothing tasted better after a playing outside for hours in a Wisconsin winter than a heaping bowl of Cowboy Beans.

Many years have past since I've spent hours playing outside, but this dish is still one of my favorite comfort foods. Living a thousand miles away from where I grew up, I miss my family something fierce. When my homesickness gets to be too much to handle, I often pop this in the slow cooker and let the memories of my family gathered around our table on cool winter days settle my soul.

Cowboy Beans

Ingredients
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. vinegar
  • 16 oz. can of pork and beans
  • 16 oz. can of kidney beans
  • 16 oz. can of butter beans
Directions
Cook bacon until crisp (then crumble and set aside). Brown the beef until no pink remains (drain and set aside). Combine all ingredients in a crock pot.  Set crock pot to high for 4 hours. 

I often double the batch so that we can munch on it for a couple days. You can also easily substitute the types of beans to fit what you and your family like.


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