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Cookin' With Leo

By Leocthasme

A Cowboy Cookout

No, I ainít no cowboy, aní ainít never been one but then beiní down here in West Texas, I seen Oil Field Workers, Ranchers, aní yep, even a cowboy or two. Well now, it ainít always true that they ride around the range singiní like Gene Autrey or Vaughn Monroe. What you ainít heard of Vaughn Moonroe? Well now he was the band leader, singiní cat what had that nice deep voice and sung them classics like ĎRiders In The Skyí. Well for all you younguns what ainít been around as long as this olí bag aíwind. He was a big hit way back in the 40ís and 50ís Well there is a music history lesson for today along with a real cowboy recipe I done got from a olí saddle seated singiní steer serenader, whichever.. Well now, I believed him, so that should tell you something, whatever. Ok, so yaíll think cowboys donít like such stuff as beans aní all them things what gets cooked over the campfire, well they sure do, and since I got the first hand aroma of the olí cowpoke who was I to doubt him? Anyway here is a cowboy cookout bean recipe.

Here is what you need:

  • Ĺ pound good maple flavored bacon
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium size chopped onion
  • 2 cans about 16 oz each kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1can about 16 oz pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large can 28 oz maple flavored baked beans
  • 1 can 14Ė16 oz diced tomatoes
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tblsp garlic powder.

Here is how to do it:

Now I know you all ainít got no campfire in the kitchen to bury these beans in all day, so how about if we use a crock pot? Anyway, letís start with sliceiní up the bacon into I in pieces. Brown them in a skillet aní pour off the grease. Add the beef and onion to the skillet. Cook that until brown, stirring it ever so often so it donít stick and burn. Drain that fat away, and spoon the beef mix into a 4-6 qt slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients and now set the cooker on low heat for 6-8 hours. When you get home from rantiní aní raviní about your boss aní your hard day at the office, all them good beans will be ready aní you can forget about them bad bosses, pop a top, and sit down aní enjoy them cowboy beams

Take Care Now, Yaíheah!

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