No, I ain’t no cowboy, an’ ain’t never been one but then bein’ down here in West Texas, I seen Oil Field Workers, Ranchers, an’ yep, even a cowboy or two. Well now, it ain’t always true that they ride around the range singin’ like Gene Autrey or Vaughn Monroe. What you ain’t heard of Vaughn Moonroe? Well now he was the band leader, singin’ cat what had that nice deep voice and sung them classics like ‘Riders In The Sky’. Well for all you younguns what ain’t been around as long as this ol’ bag a’wind. He was a big hit way back in the 40’s and 50’s Well there is a music history lesson for today along with a real cowboy recipe I done got from a ol’ saddle seated singin’ steer serenader, whichever.. Well now, I believed him, so that should tell you something, whatever. Ok, so ya’ll think cowboys don’t like such stuff as beans an’ all them things what gets cooked over the campfire, well they sure do, and since I got the first hand aroma of the ol’ cowpoke who was I to doubt him? Anyway here is a cowboy cookout bean recipe.
Here is what you need:
- ½ pound good maple flavored bacon
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 medium size chopped onion
- 2 cans about 16 oz each kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1can about 16 oz pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 large can 28 oz maple flavored baked beans
- 1 can 14–16 oz diced tomatoes
- 3 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tblsp garlic powder.
Now I know you all ain’t got no campfire in the kitchen to bury these beans in all day, so how about if we use a crock pot? Anyway, let’s start with slicein’ up the bacon into I in pieces. Brown them in a skillet an’ pour off the grease. Add the beef and onion to the skillet. Cook that until brown, stirring it ever so often so it don’t stick and burn. Drain that fat away, and spoon the beef mix into a 4-6 qt slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients and now set the cooker on low heat for 6-8 hours. When you get home from rantin’ an’ ravin’ about your boss an’ your hard day at the office, all them good beans will be ready an’ you can forget about them bad bosses, pop a top, and sit down an’ enjoy them cowboy beams
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