Real Cowboy Beans

Dec 2, 2017


  • 2 lbs 80 % ground beef
  • 1 lb bacon – hickory smoked
  • 64 oz pork and beans
  • 36 oz kidney or red beans, drained
  • 1 bottle small maple syrup
  • 1 small onion-diced
  • 6 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon Memphis Rub
  • 2 tablespoons any sweet Cherry rub


Cut bacon into 1” pieces

In a large pot, cook bacon medium well, but not crispy.

Do not drain the grease.  Add in the hamburger and onions. Add 1 tablespoon of Memphis Rub. Cook on medium heat until hamburger is browned and the onions are soft.  Ad pork and beans, undrained.  Drain and add kidney or red beans.

Add in ¾ of the maple syrup, two tablespoons Cherry Rub, and ¾ of the pineapple juice.  Cook on medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Taste and add either the pineapple juice or the maple syrup to balance the sweetness of taste to your desire.  Continue to cook on medium heat for 20 more minutes.