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Cowboy Baked Beans Recipe

Cowboy Baked Beans Recipe

Baked beans are a perennial favorite at barbecues and potlucks. My meaty recipe uses a variety beans and has a great smoky taste.—Joe Sherwood, Tryon, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups barbecue sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) pork and beans
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) navy beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, 50-60 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 350 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 1232mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 8g fiber), 20g protein.

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Emiie User ID: 9206860 269620
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2017

"This is a great dish even though it takes a bit to prepare. I made it as a large side dish for a family gathering and it was received well."

suefalk User ID: 6736080 261574
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2017

"Hearty and yummy! A crowd pleaser. I would make this again, but cut the beef in half (just personal preference.) I like the beans more than the meat."

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