Cowboy Beans Recipe

 

Slow-cooked cowboy beans with pinto beans, ham hocks, barbecue sauce, and coffee. Great accompaniment to a summer barbecue.

What you will need

2 cups dried pinto beans

1 Tbsp bacon fat (optional)

1 Tbsp vegetable oil (if not using the bacon fat, use 2 Tbsp vegetable oil)

1 medium yellow onion, chopped

5 minced garlic cloves

1 smoked ham hock or ham shank

2 cups water

2 cups black coffee

1 1/2 cups tomato-based barbecue sauce

1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños (optional)

Grated Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese for garnish (optional)

1/4 cup chopped red onion for garnish (optional)

Salt to taste

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