Homestead Cowboy Beans


I have an enormous family and all of the men go trail riding several times a year and these beans are one of the things they look forward to. My aunts and I put together their favorite combination several years ago, and have it ready at their camp, and they are some happy cowboys! You can mix different beans to your liking (lima, kidney, etc.), but the boys in our family like this mixture the best.

a close up view on a bowl of homestead cowboy beans
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
12 servings


  • 1 pound bacon

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 cup ketchup

  • cup brown sugar

  • 1 (55 ounce) can baked beans (such as Bush's®)

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans Great Northern beans

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pork and beans


  1. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble when cool enough to handle.

  2. At the same time, heat another large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  3. Place bacon, ground beef, onion, ketchup, and brown sugar in a slow cooker; mix well. Add baked beans, Great Northern beans, pinto beans, and pork and beans.

  4. Cook on Low, stirring often, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

536 Calories
19g Fat
66g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 536
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 1222mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 12g 43%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 130mg 10%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1038mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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