COWBOY BEANS (Adapted from Food Network)
This recipe makes a ton of cowboy beans! It can be easily halved and you’ll have plenty. I had 20 people at this tailgate party, and we took home 2/3 of the beans.
1 pound ground chuck
Salt and pepper
1 TBSP chili powder
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium bell pepper, chopped
1 gallon ranch-style beans
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup smoked barbecue sauce
1/2 cup chopped canned jalapenos
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground chuck and season it with salt, pepper, and chili powder. Remove the meat and drain off all but 1 tablespoon of fat. Cook the onions and bell peppers in the remaining fat until they are soft.
Return the meat to the pan and add the beans, brown sugar, barbecue sauce and jalapeños.
When everything is combined and the sugar has melted, pour it into a large baking dish and bake for 45 minutes. This dish can be prepared and then reheated on the grill at your tailgate.
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