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Cowboy Baked Beans

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Yee haw!  This Cowboy Baked Beans recipe will bring out the cowboy in all of us.

If you have an Instant Pot, we’ve got you covered as well.

Cowboy Baked Beans
cowboy baked beans

Cowboy Baked Beans

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef 90% lean or leaner
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices diced
  • 10 oz frozen green bell peppers
  • 4 cans pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 6 slices uncured bacon no sugar listed in ingredients
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp bottled minced garlic
  • 3 Tbsp worcestershire sauce no sugar listed in ingredients, see notes
  • 2 Tbsp mustard

Instructions

Instant Pot®

  • Push sauté. Add bacon. Cook until browned. Remove bacon and cool on paper towels. Crumble. Drain grease from pot.
  • Add bacon, beef, and all remaining ingredients to the pot, along with 1/2 cup water. Stir well. Lock lid. Set valve to sealing. Program for manual-high and 30 minutes.

Slow Cooker

  • Preheat oven to 400. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange bacon on parchment paper. Bake at 400 20 minutes or until crispy. Let cool and crumble.
  • Add bacon, beef, and all remaining ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir well. Cook on low 6 hours or on high 4 hours.

To Freeze

  • Cook bacon as directed above (either method). Combine cooked and crumbled bacon, beef, and all remaining ingredients in a large zip top bag. Knead to mix well. Freeze.
  • To cook after freezing, add frozen meal to instant pot® along with 1 cup water. Lock lid. Set valve to sealing. Program for manual-high, and 30 minutes. (please note that although cook time does not change from fresh, because the meal is frozen, it will take longer for the IP to come to pressure.)
  • To cook after freezing without an instant pot®, add frozen meal to slow cooker. Cook on low 8 hours or on high 6 hours.

Notes

We used The Wizards brand worcestershire sauce for testing purposes.
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