Cowboy Beans

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READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Soak beans overnight -OR- place beans and 6 cups water in large Dutch oven. Bring to boil over high heat and cook for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat, cover and allow beans to sit for 1 hour. Drain beans. Clean and dry pot.
  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 300°F Add bacon to pot and cook over medium heat until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in onion and cook until beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add brown sugar, mustard, 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, hot sauce, and salt. Return to boil over high heat, cover pot, and transfer to oven.
  • Cook until beans are just tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Remove lid and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid has thickened to syrupy consistency, 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from oven, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons barbecue sacue, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Beans can be refrigerated in airtight container for several days.
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