Texas Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans

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  • Total: 3 hrs 14 mins
  • Prep: 14 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

In Texas, beans mean Pinto Beans. These beans are cooked up with brisket burnt ends and barbecue sauce to make them the perfect side dish for barbecue brisket. If you don't have burnt ends try a grilled steak cooked well. You will want a smoky flavor for these barbecue beans.


  • 1 lb./450 g pinto beans (dried)
  • 2 qt./2 L water
  • 2 cups/475 mL brisket (burnt ends, chopped)
  • 1 14 oz./400 g. can tomatoes (whole)
  • 1 onion (large, chopped)
  • 1 cup/240 mL barbecue sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 jalapeno peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 tbsp./15 mL chili powder
  • 1 tbsp./15 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp./5 mL salt
  • 1 tsp./5 mL cumin (ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Wash beans and pour into a large saucepan or dutch oven.

  3. Add all other ingredients except the salt.

  4. Bring to a boil while stirring.

  5. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for two hours, covered.

  6. Stir occasionally, bringing up the beans from the bottom to prevent burning to so they will cook evenly.

  7. Add the salt after 1 hour.

  8. The beans are done when soft but still hold their shape.

  9. Serve and enjoy!