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Cowboy Beans...

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by indaswamp, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Posted this on another thread, thought to put it here for reference...

    Cowboy Beans

    5 cans Bush's baked beans: 3 original, 1 maple, 1 brown sugar
    1# bacon cut into lardoons
    1.5# leftover brisket 1/2" dice(I am using the point end)
    1 medium onion 1/4" dice
    1/2 cup green bell pepper 1/4" dice
    1/4 cup orange bell pepper 1/4" dice
    1/4 cup red bell pepper 1/4" dice
    4 cloves garlic minced
    1/4 cup prepared yellow mustard
    3/4 cup sweet baby rays honey BBQ sauce
    water as needed for consistency
    2 TBSPS. your favorite BBQ rub
    cracked black pepper to taste

    fry down bacon, do not burn. Remove bacon from the grease, set aside. fry down onion in bacon grease on med. heat until just caramelized. Add bell peppers. cook another 10 minutes or so, add garlic. cook another 5 minutes, then fold in diced brisket and bring up to temp. Add bacon back to pot and stir in. Add beans, one can at a time, stirring in each can. Now add the mustard ,BBQ sauce, and BBQ rub; stir in. Let that simmer ~30 minutes, then check seasonings. Adjust CBP....
    Can simmer 30~60 minutes as BBQ is finishing up cooking in the smokehouse. I suggest serving with sliced white bread.
     
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  2. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good I like gary s beans too.

    Warren
     
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that sounds like a great recipe.
    WAIT...What Cowboys eats Boston Style Baked Beans! Bush's might be made in Tennessee but them's Yankee Beans for sure.LOL...JJ
     
  4. yankee2bbq

    yankee2bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Somebody say Yankee?
    That recipe sounds good!
    Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    True...I was in a hurry, and I already had 2 cans of bush's beans on hand leftover from cleaning out the pantry @ the hunting camp for the end of the season....

    BTW, I did not skim ANY of the fat off...Matter of fact, I put more fat in with the brisket point. Very filling beans.
     
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  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We don't eat really fatty stuff too often. So when there is extra fat I leave it as well, unless there is a crazy large amount...JJ
     
  7. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    1/2 cup bacon fat plus another 1/2 cup smokey brisket fat.....so good!
     
  8. dward51

    dward51 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ranch style beans if you can find them in your area. My store does not seem to stock them.....

    [​IMG]
     
  9. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds tasty! Big like for the recipe!
     
  10. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cowboy Beans
    Bush's Baked Beans?!
    Somebody get a rope, this greenhorn needs a new necktie.

    LOL J/K

    Some fresh Pintos or Blacks would be the way to go.

    That actually sounds pretty tasty though, might have to give it a go, sans baked beans of course.
     
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  11. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't want to steal my Swamp Brother's Thunder because I think the Cowboy Beans sound great, but here is my Ranch Bean Recipe...JJ

    Double J Ranch Beans

    Goes great with the Chili!

    1Lb Pinto Beans, sorted and rinsed

    6ea Ancho Chiles. See Note*

    6ea Guajillo Chiles

    2T Bacon Grease

    1C Diced Onion

    6ea Garlic Cloves, minced

    1can Rotelle Tomatoes and Green Chiles.15oz.

    1T Smoked Paprika

    1T Brown Sugar

    1T Apple Cider Vinegar

    1/2tsp Cinnamon

    1/2tsp Allspice

    1/2tsp Cumin

    1/2tsp Oregano

    1C Water

    6C Beef Broth

    S & P to taste

    MEAT OF CHOICE IS OPTIONAL.

    Soak the Beans overnight and drain.

    Toast the Chilies in a pan over med/high heat until they blister and just begin to brown.

    Remove the stems and seeds and grind to powder in a coffee grinder.

    Saute the Onions in Bacon Grease until soft.

    Add Garlic and saute 2-3 minutes or until the Garlic is fragrant but not brown.

    Add the ground Chilies Herbs and Spices and saute 1-2 minutes.

    Add the Tomatoes and Water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes.

    At this point you can puree this mix for a smooth sauce or leave chunky and proceed.

    Add Beans and Broth. Simmer until the beans are tender, about 2 hours, adding water as needed so the pot does not go dry.

    Add Salt and Pepper to taste.

    Makes about 6 cups Beans or 10-12 Servings

    Note*...You can substitute 1/2 Cup of your favorite Dark Chili Powder for the ground Chiles.
     
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  12. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I can only get dried Guajillo Chiles, how would you substitute?
     
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do a lot of business with these guys. Their. Chiles are fresh dried as in leathery, not stale and crumbly. They have a huge selection and great prices...
    https://www.spicesinc.com/t-chiles-and-hot-peppers.aspx

    Another option is any grocery store that carries McCormick has 100% Ground Ancho in bottles. 1T Ground = 1 Whole Ancho.
    Worst case any Dark Chili Powder can be substituted for both the Guajillo and Ancho. Use 4T Chili Powder and adjust to taste. McCormick and Spice Island Chili Powder are mild ( I use 6T of these two Brands plus Cayenne for heat) but some are quite hot...JJ
     
  14. indaswamp

    indaswamp Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ah, I can get dried chilies. And the anchos- I dry those myself from the garden. got a gallon ziplock full of ripe red ancho chilies dried....