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#5578268 - 02/02/15 11:44 AM Cowboy Beans
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Anyone have a good recipe? A buddy of mine makes a pretty good pot, but won't share his family recipe!
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#5578337 - 02/02/15 12:16 PM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Buy a bottle of Williams chili seasoning mix. Add a tablespoon for each 2 pounds of beans. Hunk of salt pork or a hambone. Wait until they are about cooked and then salt to taste. No salt pork or hambone? Chop up a pack of country style bacon and dump some in. Not the sweetened bacon, that "stuff" in beans will ruin them.

For variations, add more Williams and a can or 2 of tomato sauce, chopped onions, sliced jalapenos, or red pepper flakes to taste. Or just follow the directions for making chili pound of beans equaling a pound of meat and you will have a vegetarian chili.

My guess is he is using the Fiesta brand bean seasoning mix, my first one puts that to shame.
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#5578361 - 02/02/15 12:24 PM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Put cilantro in them whatever you do.
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#5578711 - 02/02/15 04:02 PM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Put cilantro in them whatever you do.


oh yeah.
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#5579296 - 02/02/15 08:53 PM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Put cilantro in them whatever you do.



only at the end if you want the fresh taste of cilantro if not you cook it away to almost nothing! i always add mine in about 5 minutes before i turn them off...keep the lid on for about 10 minutes before you eat so the flavor works thru the pot up

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#5580335 - 02/03/15 01:36 PM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: NewGulf]
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Originally Posted By: NewGulf
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Put cilantro in them whatever you do.



only at the end if you want the fresh taste of cilantro if not you cook it away to almost nothing! i always add mine in about 5 minutes before i turn them off...keep the lid on for about 10 minutes before you eat so the flavor works thru the pot up


Yep. People ask my why I don't put cilantro in my homemade salsa. It goes away with cooking.
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#5580599 - 02/03/15 04:42 PM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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We skip the cilantro, and put it in a salsa to go with the beans. Over the years we have found some people do not care for cilantro or prefer only a small amount, with the salsa everybody is happy.
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#5590515 - 02/09/15 10:28 AM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Gonna try it this weekend.. thanks for the help!

For the record, I love cilantro, and anyone who doesn't has no business eating my food!!


Edited by DuckCoach1985 (02/09/15 10:29 AM)
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#5592676 - 02/10/15 01:34 PM Re: Cowboy Beans [Re: DuckCoach1985]
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Cilantro is said to remove heavy metals from the body! Good stuff. Don't forget always, and I mean ALWAYS through a Ham hock in the pot!
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