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Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans
Cowboy Beans
This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 1/2 pound bacon, browned and drained
  • 1 pound ground beef, browned and drained
  • 3/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. ketchup
  • 1/4 c. vinegar
  • 1/4 c. mustard
  • 1 (15- to 16-ounce) can kidney beans
  • 1 (15- to 16-ounce) can butter beans
  • 1 (15- to 16-ounce) can lima beans
  • 1 (28-ounce) can baked beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped


Mix all ingredients together. Cook in a slow cooker on high for three hours or low for eight hours. Alternate method: simmer in pot on low for two hours, stirring occasionally.


Makes 12 servings.

Per serving: 200 calories, 6 grams (g) fat, 26 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber and 614 milligrams sodium.

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