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BBQ Cowboy Beans

BBQ Cowboy Beans are a delicious addition to any cookout. Meaty pinto beans slow cooked in our sweet and tangy bbq sauce for a tasty side dish and it’s hearty enough for a main dish.

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Baked Beans are a must-have for summer BBQ’s and holiday dinners, we love Peach BBQ Baked Beans and if you are looking for a new side dish, give these BBQ Cowboy Beans a try.

BBQ Cowboy Beans in a dish with pan in background.

Ingredients for BBQ Cowboy Beans:

Closeup of pan of baked beans.

How to Make BBQ Cowboy Beans:

Collage browning ground beef with onions and. bell peppers.

  • First you will brown the ground beef in a skillet, seasoning with salt and pepper. If your ground beef has a lot of grease, drain off all but about 1 – 2 tablespoons. 
  • Dice up the onion and bell pepper and mix into the browned ground beef. Cook until vegetables are softened and start to caramelize. 

Making cowboy beans collage.

  • Drain the pinto beans and rinse well and drain off the water. 
  • Add the beans and bbq sauce to the skillet with ground beef mixture. Stir well. 

Cowboy beans with jalapeno slices in a foil pan.

  • Pour into a foil pan and top with sliced jalapeños. 

BBQ beans on a grill.

  • Cook on a closed grill for 1 to 1 1/2 hours until beans are heated through. 

Cowboy beans cooking on grill.

How to Store and Reheat:

  • Store cowboy beans in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 4 days. 
  • Reheat in a skillet over medium heat, stirring often until heated through. 

More Grilling Side Dishes to Try:

Spoonful of bbq cowboy beans.

If you are looking for a hearty addition to your next meal on the grill, give these BBQ Cowboy Beans a try. They are extra meaty and full of delicious flavor. 

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Bowl of cowboy beans with jalapenos.
Yield: 10 servings

BBQ Cowboy Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

BBQ Cowboy Beans are a delicious addition to any cookout. Meaty pinto beans slow cooked in our sweet and tangy bbq sauce for a tasty side dish and it's hearty enough for a main dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cans (16 oz each) Pinto Beans
  • 3 cups sweet and tangy bbq sauce
  • 3 small jalapeños, sliced, seeds removed

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking it as it cooks. Drain excess grease if needed, reserving 1- 2 tablespoons in the skillet.
  2. Add the diced onions and bell peppers, continuing to cook until vegetables are softened. Remove from heat.
  3. Rinse and drain the pinto beans.
  4. Add pinto beans and bbq sauce to the ground beef mixture, stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a foil pan and top with jalapeño slices.
  6. Place on a 250° grill.
  7. Cook with the grill closed 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes until beans are heated through.
  8. Serve immediately.

Notes

Leftover beans can be stored in a covered dish in the refrigerator up to 4 days,

Reheat in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 945mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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Bowl of cowboy beans with jalapenos.
Yield: 10 servings

BBQ Cowboy Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

BBQ Cowboy Beans are a delicious addition to any cookout. Meaty pinto beans slow cooked in our sweet and tangy bbq sauce for a tasty side dish and it's hearty enough for a main dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 cans (16 oz each) Pinto Beans
  • 3 cups sweet and tangy bbq sauce
  • 3 small jalapeños, sliced, seeds removed

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef seasoned with salt and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking it as it cooks. Drain excess grease if needed, reserving 1- 2 tablespoons in the skillet.
  2. Add the diced onions and bell peppers, continuing to cook until vegetables are softened. Remove from heat.
  3. Rinse and drain the pinto beans.
  4. Add pinto beans and bbq sauce to the ground beef mixture, stir to combine.
  5. Pour into a foil pan and top with jalapeño slices.
  6. Place on a 250° grill.
  7. Cook with the grill closed 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes until beans are heated through.
  8. Serve immediately.

Notes

Leftover beans can be stored in a covered dish in the refrigerator up to 4 days,

Reheat in a skillet over medium heat, stirring until heated through.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 945mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is estimated and may not be accurate.

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Tag us on Instagram @outgrilling

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