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Cowboy Baked Beans

These Cowboy Baked Beans are an EASY recipe that can be made with hamburger, sausage or venison.  Use the slow cooker or a skillet for a quick and easy meal with only a few basic ingredients.  We have friends that say this is one of the best recipes in their meal rotation!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword baked beans
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 396kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • 1 pound ground beef, venison or sausage
  • 28 ounce can Bush's Original Baked Beans
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard optional


Cowboy Baked Beans in a Skillet

  • Brown ground beef, venison or sausage in a large skillet.
  • Add chopped onion and stir until tender.
  • Add remaining ingredients.  Stir well.
  • Set to medium-high heat, cover and stir occasionally until warmed through which takes about 15 minutes.

Cowboy Baked Beans in a Slow Cooker

  • Brown ground venison, beef or sausage.
  • Add all ingredients to a lined or greased crockpot and stir well.
  • Cover and cook on low until warmed through about 3 hours.  Stir occasionally to prevent burning.


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 721mg | Potassium: 678mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 4mg