Beef Pork Sides

Cowboy Beans

My favorite campfire comfort food! I make this in my 9qrt Dutch oven and it’s quite full when I do. So if your pot is any smaller, please do have a good look at the amounts. Easily feeds 6 to 8 people.

Fry 1 lbs minced beef with 1 lbs bacon lardons in your Dutch oven till golden brown. Add 3 chopped onions and fry till they are translucent. Now add all the following ingredients en stir well.

  • 3 cans kidney beans
  • 3 cans white beans
  • 3 cans chick peas
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard

Close your Dutch oven and let it simmer for a couple hours over some coals or even in an oven in your kitchen at medium heat, stirring maximum once per half hour. Serve with bread.

ProTip: this can easily be made in a slow cooker as well.

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