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Easy, Lip Smackin' Cowboy Beans (Frijoles Ranchero , Ole!)

You want that authentic cowboy beans flavor without cooking for hours? Try our interpretation of these bbq beans that is a true crowd pleaser that will have them beggin' for the recipe. 


Cowboy Beans


  • 1 15 oz. can pork and beans
  • 1 15 oz. can pink or pinto or pinquito beans
  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans
  • 1/2 lb. bacon (preferably thick cut)
  • 1 4 oz. can diced chilies (fire roasted are best, think "Ortega" brand)
  • 1 4 oz. can diced jalepenos (again, fire roasted if available)
  • 1 smallish onion, chopped (white, yellow, purple)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (try Jack's Secret Barbecue Sauce recipe for an authentic punch!)

You can use your 6 quart slow cooker if you do not feel like tending the fire. Otherwise you can use a large dutch oven, or sauce pan.

  1. Cook and chop the bacon
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in your cooker, mix well.
  3. Simmer, stirring often and gently (unless you are using a slow cooker), for about 40-60 minutes, or for about 4-5 hours in your slow cooker.
  4. Serve 'em, reap praise!

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