Cowboy Casserole is a hearty meal. Great for winter time or when you are out working hard in the fields with the cows. Amazing flavor.
I like to say I have ranching in my blood. Lucy’s and my dad grew up on a ranch. Our grandfather was a foreman of a cattle ranch. If I remember correctly, his father, our great grand father was also a cattle rancher. So this makes Lucy, our other sisters and me cowgirls. Although only a couple of us lean more toward this than others. I am a leaner. So I like all things cowboy. So when my massage therapist and friend sent me a recipe for Cowboy Casserole, I had to make it.
Cowboy Casserole is a warm hearty meal. It is a great meal for cowboys who have been working hard out in the cold. Or just us regular people who want a meal to go a long way and warm us up.
- 1-1 1/2 lbs . ground beef
- 1/2 diced onion
- 1/4 lb . bacon
- 1 - 15 oz can Lima beans drained
- 1 - 15 oz can butter beans drained
- 1 - 15 oz can pork n beans drained
- 1 - 15 oz can pinto beans
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 2 TBSP . vinegar
- 1 tsp . garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste.
Cook bacon and crumble. (I cut my bacon into small pieces before cooking.) Brown ground beef with onion in dutch oven. Add bacon once beef is browned. Add beans, brown sugar, ketchup, BBQ sauces, vinegar, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Mix well. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for at least 15 minutes or longer to allow flavors to meld. Enjoy!
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