Saturday, September 25, 2010

Yee Haw! Cowboy Beans!

An easy dish that really sticks to your ribs. Teenagers especially like this dish. Take advantage of that and teach them how to cook it for themselves.
  • 1 to 2 lbs hamburger
  • 1 regular size can of red kidney beans
  • 1 regular sized can of yellow corn
  • 1 large can of pork and beans (28 oz.)
  • 1 onion, diced small
  • 1 or 2 ribs celery, diced small
  • 1 small green pepper, diced small (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, (or more if you like garlic)
Brown hamburger in a large skillet, drain off excess fat. Add the onion and celery (and green pepper if you're using it). Let cook for 5 minutes. Add garlic, yellow corn, kidney beans and pork and beans. Stir until well mixed and cook on low for 20 minutes. I don't add any salt to this recipe. Doesn't seem to need it taste wise and there's for sure enough salt in the canned items used to make it. Some ground black pepper is good though, or if you want some real heat in it use your favorite hot sauce.
Served with cornbread, this dish is a meal in itself. There's all kinds of variations you can make on it, such as putting in barbecue sauce or salsa for added flavor, using canned butter beans or Lima beans instead of kidney beans. It can also be made with sausage, ground turkey, or a combination of ground meats. It's also good as a leftover. You can freeze it for heating up in the microwave too.
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