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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans #SundaySupper

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans are just the thing to feed hungry cowboys and cowgirls (aka your friends and family!)  Full of beef, bacon, BBQ sauce and love...it's a fix and forget side dish you'll be making for all of your summer BBQ's again and again!

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

This week, some of the Sunday Supper Tastemakers are headed out west to visit a real live cattle ranch in Kansas courtesy of Certified Angus Beef® brand! And, I'm one of the lucky Tastemakers chosen to have this experience. That's right, I'm currently on a cattle ranch learning all about what it takes to put beef on our dinner tables. I'll have to tell you all about my experience when I get back. But, in the meantime to honor the visit, I'm sharing this Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans recipe for the Cowboy Cooking event!

What is Cowboy Cooking?

You may be wondering what Cowboy Cooking is. I know I wasn't familiar with the term before I did some research. This article I wrote on Sunday Supper Movement titled Cowboy Cooking: How to Care for Cast Iron explains it all pretty well. Basically, it's hearty food, not fancy, meant to satisfy hungry, hard-working cowboys! But you don't have to be a hungry cowboy to enjoy these Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans.

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

A Slow Cooker is your best summertime friend! 

Making these beans in the slow cooker is such a great method this time of year. I mean, it's summer, and it's hot. You don't need to heat up your kitchen or build a campfire to make these beans. Which means even on the hottest of days, you'll keep your cool.

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans are made hearty with the addition of my favorite brand of beef, Certified Angus Beef® brand. I choose Certified Angus Beef® brand because (as I am learning this weekend) special care goes into ensuring you get the best quality, best tasting beef money can buy. The ground beef really does make a difference in this recipe!

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Everyone loves Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans

I made this recipe the last time we had friends over for a BBQ and they raved about them! They really are quite delicious and pair nicely with just about any kind of protein you throw on the grill. But, with all the protein IN them, they are really a meal in themselves. Serve them with a garden salad for an easy weeknight meal! Make sure you add this recipe to your menu this summer. I promise, you'll be glad you did!


Yield: 12 servings

Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans

Hearty BBQ baked beans made in the slow cooker full of beef, bacon and love!
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 15 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef® brand ground beef (I used sirloin)
  • 1 cup finely diced sweet onion
  • 1 - 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 - 28 oz. cans of pork and beans
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 15 oz. can of red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 pound of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (or more if you like bacon)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • 3 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 TBS yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or more to taste)
  • A couple of dashes of liquid smoke (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. In large skillet, brown Certified Angus Beef® ground beef, breaking up chunks as it cooks. Add in the onion and peppers and continue to cook until the onions start to become translucent. Drain off any excess fat. Set aside.
  2. In the crock of a 6 quart slow cooker, add the pork and beans, black beans, kidney beans and all of the remaining ingredients. Stir in the beef. If mixture seems too thick, add bit more ketchup, BBQ sauce, or a little water to get the consistency you like.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 - 3 hours, or until nice and bubbly. You can also cook these beans in a covered dutch oven at 375 degrees F for 40 - 45 minutes or until beans are bubbly. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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Recipe adapted from Food Network

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Slow Cooker Cowboy Baked Beans | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - easy slow cooker recipe for cowboy baked beans made with beef, bacon, peppers and love! Makes a hearty side dish or complete dinner! #SundaySupper #RootsinBoots



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12 comments:

  1. Slow cookers are sublime in any season...So are your yummy beef 'n beans. Bravo, Renee!

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  2. Beefy baked beans sound like a perfect meal for summertime. I love that you made these in a slow cooker!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! And thanks for all your help this weekend! :)

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  3. I don't know if I've ever had baked beans with beef before but it sounds really yummy!

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  4. I use my slow cooker all summer but I've never made baked beans with beef. Definitely giving it a try.

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    1. It's a great way to enjoy beans and beef!

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  5. My hubby loves baked beans and I rarely make them. This Kansas trip and now your recipe have inspired me to add them to our menu ASAP!

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    1. Kent Rollins beans were amazing! These aren't as good as his, but they're good!

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  6. Oh my goodness, these look incredible! I love the idea of beefing up baked beans! We'll have to try these soon!

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  7. We are huge baked bean fans!

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  8. I'm making slow cooker beans this weekend! This looks so hearty and delicious.

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