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Baked or Crockpot Cowboy Beans Recipe

Enjoy hearty Cowboy Beans made in either the slow cooker or oven-baked. A tasty hamburger bean casserole for any occasion. Great for dinner, feeding a crowd, family celebrations.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword calico beans, cowboy beans, crockpot cowboy beans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
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Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 443kcal
Author Eileen Kelly

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef 80/20 works well
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 (15.5) ounce can pork & beans
  • 1 (15.5) ounce kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5) ounce can large butter beans, drained
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Slow Cooker Instructions

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat add ground beef and saute until brown, no pink at all in the meat. Drain and discard excess grease.
  • To your slow cooker add the ground beef, diced onion, pork and beans, drained kidney and butter beans, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and water. Add salt and pepper, to taste
  • Stir to combine.  Cover and cook on low for 4 hours, stirring once. Serve!

Baked Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a Dutch Oven or an oven safe pot, over medium heat add ground beef and onions, saute until the beef is brown and onions are soft, about 6 minutes.
  • Add in the pork and beans, drained kidney and butter beans, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and water. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir to combine. Cover with lid and place in the preheated oven, center rack is best. Bake for 45- 60 minutes. The liquid will be bubbly and everything cooked through.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

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Storage:  The beans can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to  3 days. They can also be frozen for up to 2 months.
 
Recipes written by Everyday Eileen are for information purposes. Eileen Kelly is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional data we provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 4mg