Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen!: Cowboy Barbecue Baked Beans {Bush's Baked Beans}

Monday, July 25, 2016

Cowboy Barbecue Baked Beans {Bush's Baked Beans}

These meaty Cowboy Barbecue Baked Beans are perfect for camping, cookouts, potlucks, or served as a hearty dinner meal.  
Do you ever have those recipes that you think will go over great with your family only to find out in the end that they really didn't like it? That has happened a few times in my house, especially with my kids and it can be so disappointing.  Well today's recipe for these delicious Cowboy Barbecue Baked Beans is the total opposite!! 


My husband and I love baked beans, but my kids not so much so I wasn't sure how well this recipe would go over, but I'm happy to report that everyone loved it!!!! My daughter especially because she's already asking me to make it again. This is a huge win for me because it's always hard to find a meal that pleases everyone. 

This delicious, hearty barbecued baked bean dish is filled with ground beef, bacon, three kinds of beans, and is simmered in a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce. The best part about this recipe is that is calls for the convenience of Bush's ready-to-use canned beans which is a huge time saver.  

Bush's Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans are delicious on their own, but they're also perfect for added flavor and seasoning in a variety of barbecue dishes. I prepared this recipe in my Dutch oven, but you can easily adapt this recipe to a slow cooker making it perfect for cookouts, picnics or potlucks.


This recipe calls for Bush's Brown Sugar Hickory Baked Beans, Kidney Beans, and Butter Beans. If you're not a big fan of butter beans you can substitute by using cannellini beans or another favorite bean variety. I really think you can't go wrong with any of them. Let's get started on this simple recipe.   

In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, bacon, onion, bell  and garlic. Stir, cooking until ground beef is not longer pink, breaking up the ground beef into smaller pieces as it cooks. Drain any grease.  

Add the pinto bean seasoning, barbecue sauce, liquid smoke and water. Stir until blended. Add the Bush's Brown Sugar Hickory baked beans, butter beans and kidney beans and lightly stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook on medium-low for 30 minutes.  

Ladle into bowls and serve. I baked up a skillet of honey cornbread to complete this delicious meal.     


Cowboy Barbecue Baked Beans

Ingredients:
1 - pound lean ground beef 
1/2 - pound regular or maple bacon, chopped
1 - small - medium onion, diced
1/2 - green bell pepper, diced
2 - cloves garlic, minced
1 - teaspoon Fiesta Pinto Bean Seasoning
1 - cup your favorite barbecue sauce 
1/2 - teaspoon liquid smoke 
1/2 - cup water
1 - 16 ounce can Bush's Butter or Cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 - 16 ounce can Bush's Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained

Directions: 
In a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground beef, bacon, onion, bell  and garlic. 

Stir, cooking until ground beef is not longer pink, breaking up the ground beef into smaller chunks as it cooks. Drain any grease.

Add the pinto bean seasoning, barbecue sauce, liquid smoke and water. Stir until blended.

Add the Bush's Brown Sugar Hickory baked beans, butter beans and kidney beans and lightly stir. 

Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook on medium-low for 30 minutes. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Servings: 8
    If you're looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe than you'll definitely want to pin this recipe for Cowboy Barbecue Baked Beans. Check out my recipes below for more delicious ways to use Bush's Baked Beans. 





    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post of behalf of Bush's Beans. I have received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All opinions are my own. #bushsbeans #bushsbakedbeans #spon


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    6 comments:

    My Recent Favorite Books said... #

    This recipe sounds delicious! I love baked bean recipes!

    Laurie said... #

    My friend makes this in a crockpot!

    Louise Steyn said... #

    Unfortunately we in South Africa dont really recognise the ingredients mentioned.

    Fiesta Pinto Bean Seasoning - any alternative?
    1/2 - teaspoon liquid smoke - no idea what this is

    Anonymous said... #

    I do not know what pinto bean seasoning is. Where can I find it?

    Tina Butler said... #

    I use the Fiesta Brand Pinto Beans Seasoning, but any bean seasoning will work. https://www.fiestaspices.com/authentic-mexican/pinto-bean-seasoning/

    Anonymous said... #

    I orderd the Pinto Bean seasoning on Amazon. However you can create your own from spices and seasonings you have in your pantry. Liquid smoke Is available at most Supermarkets and Walmart. Hope these tips help, I'm making the bean recipe right now, yum yum!