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Spicy Cowboy Beans
Earthy and fiery - A perfect BBQ side
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 16 servings
- 1 pound center-cut ham steak cooked and cubed
- 1 pound dried pinto beans
- 1 pound salt pork
- 1 jalapeño pepper minced
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 5 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cayenne powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 green onion for garnish, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a dutch oven or large soup pot, add the beans, then add water until the beans are covered by approximately 3 inches.
Bring the water to a boil, then remove the pot from the heat. Cover the pot and let the beans sit for 1 hour.
Drain the beans and place them back in the dutch oven or large soup pot. Cover the beans again with water (approximately 2 inches above the beans), then add the ham steak, salt pork, jalapeño pepper, onion, garlic, chili powder, cayenne powder, Worcestershire sauce and bay leaf.
Bring the mix to a quick boil, then reduce to medium heat. Continue to simmer the cowboy beans for 2 to 3 hours, until the beans are tender and the sauce has thickened.
Remove the bay leaf and salt pork, and add salt and pepper to taste (Careful - the salt pork already adds a salty flavor).
Serve with green onion garnish for color.
Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 1176mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 13.1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2.4mg