The Best Cowboy Baked Beans with Ground Beef and Bacon | Kid Friendly Things To Do

The Best Cowboy Baked Beans with Ground Beef and Bacon | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Cowboy Baked Beans with Ground Beef and Bacon is a hearty baked bean that is welcome at any cookout. Cowboy Beans pair perfectly with grilled meat on a summer night. Come on in, and I’ll share the recipe for this delicious BBQ Baked Beans!

bbq baked beans recipe

The one side at a family potluck dinner that will make it onto my plate is baked beans.  There is just nothing like getting together for a big family potluck or holiday dinner and slopping a pile of baked beans next to the already huge pile of food.


barbecue baked beans recipe

I had my family over for my mom’s 70th birthday celebration, and this was on the menu. Everyone went back for seconds and asked for the recipe. 


barbecue baked beans with ground beef and bacon

It’s so easy to make, too. This will definitely be one that makes several appearances to the family gatherings. 

How do you make Cowboy Baked Beans?

  1. Cook the bacon
  2. Cook the beef and onion together in a skillet
  3. In a casserole dish, mix the bacon, beef, onions, sugar, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, chili powder, and beans
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes 

Did Cowboys eat Baked Beans? How did Cowboy Beans get its name?

  • Cowboys in the 19th century would have most likely eaten dried fruit, dried meat, biscuits, and beans. It is unclear how cowboy beans received the name. 

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Here’s the Baked Beans recipe for you…


Barbecue Cowboy Baked Beans

Delicious bbq baked beans

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


  • 1/2 lb. of sirloin ground beef
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. of yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. of chili powder
  • 153 oz. can of pinto beans
  • 1/2 lb. of bacon, cooked and crumbled


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Using a skillet over med/high heat cook the onion and beef together for about 5 minutes, or until beef is cooked through and onion is tender
  3. Drain the beef
  4. In a medium casserole dish, add the beef and onion mixture
  5. Add all other ingredients and mix well
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes

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