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Cowboy Beans

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If you’re not from the southwest, then you might not know what cowboy beans are. This amazing dish combines a lot of different flavors and cuisines, but it’s also so low-maintenance — no one will believe how easy it is to make. Traditionally, a cowboy beans recipe is made with ground beef and pinto beans cooked in a sweet and sour sauce, like barbecue. Sure, there’s no rule against using other types of meat. But even if there was, then we’d be a rule breaker! For our cowboy beans recipe, we use crispy bacon and a selection of beans, including baked beans, lima and kidney beans. To get the perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors in one pot, we use yellow mustard, cider vinegar, and brown sugar. You can make cowboy beans with ground hamburger meat — or even ground turkey or chicken — but the result will be pretty tame compared to our secret ingredient: Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage

This pre-cooked rope sausage is made with choice cuts of pork, chicken, and beef, plus traditional spices. The deeply smoky flavors of Hillshire Farm® sausages pair perfectly with bacon and beans. Hillshire Farm® has offers a variety of smoked-sausage products, like Chicken Smoked Sausage Roasted Garlic, Cheddarwurst Smoked Sausage, and Hillshire Farm® Naturals Uncured Polska Kielbasa, which is made with cuts of pork and chicken. For the uninitiated, kielbasa isn’t some kind of fancy spice that you shake over your links. It’s a style of sausage that’s popular in Poland.

Back in the olden days, to make cowboy beans you would just crack open a can of baked beans and add ketchup and barbecue sauce. Today’s recipes have a much more substance — and lots of flavorful ingredients!

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  • 1 package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage
  • 1/4 pound bacon (chopped)
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 15 ounces baked beans
  • 15 ounces kidney beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 15.25 ounces lima beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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    1. Cut sausage into 1” slices; set aside.
    2. Cook bacon and onion in large saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring frequently for 7-8 minutes, or until bacon is brown and onions are tender.
    3. Stir in all remaining ingredients except sausage; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook 20 minutes. Add sausage; cover and cook 10 minutes or until sausages are hot.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium31% DV740mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein29% DV15g
    Carbs17% DV51g
    Fiber28% DV7g
    Calories320Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat3g15%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate51g17%
    Dietary Fiber7g28%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C60%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Jimbei 4 months ago
    Very tasty!!! I love it! Will do again
    A Graham 6 months ago
    loved it!!!!!!!!!! i would make again
    Bryany Newland 8 months ago
    Really great! Huge hit with my whole family. We served the sausage separately because of my kid's preferences.