Texas-Style Cowboy Beans

Tomatoes with jalapeno chiles and spice heat up this hearty favorite of the old Southwest.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 5 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 12
 

Ingredients

1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
lb bacon, cut into small pieces
1
can (14 1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes with jalapeño chiles, garlic and cumin, undrained
1
can (28 oz) baked beans with onion

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  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Into 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, spoon ground beef.
  • 2 In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring frequently, until bacon is brown and crisp; do not drain off drippings. Add tomatoes; heat to boiling. With spoon, break up large pieces of tomato. Spoon bacon mixture into slow cooker. Stir in baked beans.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.
  • 1 In 10-inch skillet, cook ground beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Into 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker, spoon ground beef.
  • 2 In same skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring frequently, until bacon is brown and crisp; do not drain off drippings. Add tomatoes; heat to boiling. With spoon, break up large pieces of tomato. Spoon bacon mixture into slow cooker. Stir in baked beans.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Serve these tasty beans as a side dish for grilled hamburgers and bratwurst or use it as a coney-dog topping for hot dogs.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
490mg
490%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
12g
12%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.