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Texas-Style Cowboy Beans

Texas-Style Cowboy Beans
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 20 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 12
Tomatoes with jalapeno chiles and spice heat up this hearty favorite of the old Southwest.
Updated May 7, 2009

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
11%
Sodium
490mg
20%
Potassium
380mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
6g
Protein
12g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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