Cowboy Beans

cowboy beans

 - Trudy Nolles, Bassett, NE

“On the ranch there is a lot of work to be done creating some big appetites. This hearty recipe was passed down to me from my mother and it’s one our family enjoys time after time!”   


  • 2 pounds ground beef 
  • 1 small onion, chopped 
  • 6 slices cooked bacon 
  • 2 cans pork & beans 
  • 1 can lima beans, drained 
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained 
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 4 tsp vinegar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  1. Brown the ground beef & chopped onion in a large skillet over medium-high heat 
  2. Combine ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard and white sugar in a bowl. mix in beans and chopped cooked bacon
  3. Mix together browned hamburger and bean mixture in an oven safe casserole dish
  4. Bake at 350 degree for 45 minutes