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Southwest Cowboy Beans

Southwest Cowboy Beans
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Bring the flavors of the southwest to your favorite bean recipe. Jam packed with ground beef and chorizo, it's spicy flavor will have you coming back for more. Serve with corn bread for a true cowboy dinner.

Ingredients
  • 4 quarts water
  • 2 1/2 cups pinto beans, rinsed and soaked
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 10 ounces longaniza-style chorizo or breakfast sausage, casing removed, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14.5-ounces) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6-ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 (1.25-ounces) packet of Ortega taco seasoning mix - regular
Instructions
  1. Place water, beans and quartered onion in large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, partially covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Add salt; cook for additional 30 minutes.
     
  2. Combine beef, chorizo, chopped onion, bell pepper and garlic in large skillet until beef is no longer pink; drain.
     
  3. Add beef mixture, tomatoes and juice, tomato paste and taco seasoning mix to beans. Mix well; cover.
     
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.

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This makes enough for a crowd. It's also a nice change from sweet baked beans. Depending on how much liquid you have with the beans when they are done should determine whether you need to drain them before adding the meat and tomatoes. Sometimes you end up with more liquid and sometimes less. If it is too liquidy, drain a little off or you may need to coo uncovered for a bit longer than 30 minutes to get the thickness you want.

This was great!

Instead of serving tacos for dinner, this could change things up a bit. With the chorizo and taco seasoning mix, these southwest cowboy beans come with the flavors of Mexican food. Rolled up in warm flour tortillas, the bean mixture will make hearty burritos. Just add Spanish rice as a side dish, and you have a wonderful meal that everyone will enjoy.

I know this is going to sound silly but I always wanted to try a cowboy bean recipe after seen them on a western years ago, this one funnily enough looks like it! I love how quick it could be rustled up and it would be perfect for my partners lunches as well- can't wait to give this a try, it also looks budget friendly which is always a pro as well!

This recipe is perfect for weeknights since it can be prepared in less than an hour! We love mexican and tex-mex and this recipe fits the bill! I wonder if anyone has tried making this without the sausage as I think this would make a great meatless meal too! Great to be able to add lots of veggies too!

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