How Do You Make Paula Deen's Cowboy Beans?

How Do You Make Paula Deen's Cowboy Beans?

Make Paula Deen's cowboy or baked bean recipe by combining cans of pork and beans in a Dutch oven with maple syrup, brown sugar and ketchup. Another cowboy bean recipe uses ranch-style beans and ground chuck in place of the pork and beans.

In a Dutch oven, first add two 16-ounce cans of pork and beans, 1/2 pound of chopped bacon strips and 1 large diced onion in a Dutch oven. Mix in 1/4 cup of maple syrup, 1/4 cup of light brown sugar, 4 tablespoons of ketchup, 3 tablespoons of yellow mustard and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Cover the Dutch oven with a lid. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

To make cowboy beans from freshly cooked meat, place 1 pound of ground chuck in a skillet. Season it with 1 tablespoon of chili powder, salt and pepper, and brown over medium-high heat. Remove the meat, and cook 1 medium chopped onion and 1 medium chopped bell pepper in the meat fat. Once the vegetables start to soften, place the meat back in the pan along with 1 gallon of ranch-style beans and 1/2 cup of chopped canned jalapenos. Stir in 1 cup of smoked barbecue sauce and 2 cups of brown sugar. Transfer the skillet to the oven once the brown sugar melts. Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes.