Picnic in the Desert with Friends
What should we bring?
Crockpot Cowboy Beans!
Everyone at the picnic loved them! This recipe makes a lot. My Crockpot was full. This recipe could easily be cut in half.
Our local Rock and Mineral Club had a sunset picnic and then looked for fluorescent rocks at night!
Here is a display of our Fluorescent Rocks that we have… to show you that some rocks and minerals will fluoresce under long and short wave lighting.
Here is how I made the Cowboy Beans.
I bought thick bacon and chopped it up before frying it and drained the fat then added it to the crockpot.
I sautéed the diced onions in the same pan that I used for the bacon.
I browned the ground beef. When it was done, I drained the fat.
I added everything to the crockpot. Bacon went in first, then ALL the Beans,
then I added the onions…
And in went the Ground Beef.
I added the ketchup and Molasses (no picture) and stirred it all together. It all cooked on low for about 5 hours in the Crockpot. The end result was fabulous!
Thanks for reading and I hope you get to make these Beans. They are delicious and they serve a crowd.
20 thoughts on “It’s Bean Time!”
I love cowboy beans …now I’m hungry!
They were ah-mazing!
That’s a lot of beans! Looks so Yummo…and the desert rocks look so illuminating.
It made a lot… but we had to feed a lot of people. Could easily halve the recipe. I know your Cowboy Beans are very similar and delicious!
Being in the desert at night was a whole new experience. Very interesting!
Those are some delicious looking beans. I’ve pinned it to try. Thanks. 🙂
They will not disappoint. Thanks for reading , Judy.
It sounds delicious.
It is! I hope you can make it!
Nancy, any recipe with a pound of bacon has to be good! I am saving your recipe. Can you believe my almost three year old EM loves beans?!! Have a wonderful week my friend!
This feeds a large amount of people… but it’s soooo good. Yum in the tum!
…and good for Ella Mae for enjoying Beans! 😊
Ohh wow these beans have ALL The good stuff!!! Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe. Anything crockpot I am all about!
It’s a keeper!
So Yum!! Love to add thick bacon. Will give a try. 🙂
Thank you, Nancy!
It will not disappoint!
I love the ingredients for this recipe and it sounds so good that it is going in my recipe file Nancy.
I am so glad it feeds a bunch because the Captain and I are always feeding large groups of people. I had a recipe a long time ago from an old Betty Crocker cookbook that is similar only it called for several cloves of garlic too and it went into the oven instead of a crock pot. This seems similar so I know we will like it. Hugs my friend
You will enjoy! It will not disappoint!
Fun times! Your recipe is similar to the one I use, except it doesn’t call for molasses. I must try adding some! Thanks!
It added a touch of sweetness! Yum!