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Cowboy Beans Recipe

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This recipe for Cowboy Beans, by , is from STACEY SMITH'S FAMILY FAVORITES, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Stacey Smith
Added: Tuesday, December 26, 2006


1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. sorghum or other molasses
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. mustard
1 can (approx. 16 ounces) pork 'n beans
1 can (approx. 16 ounces) butter beans, drained
1 can (approx. 16 ounces) kidney beans, drained
1 can (approx. 16 ounces) pinto beans, drained
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled

Cook hamburger until brown. Add onion and cook until tender; draine well. Add remaining ingredients, except bacon. Put in casserole or crockpot and top with bacon crumbs. Bake at 350 for an hour, or cook in covered slow cooker or crockpot on HIGH for an hour...reduce heat and cook 2 to 4 hours on LOW heat.




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