Getting My Cowboy On-Triple Meaty Ranch Beans

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My husband and I can’t get enough of cowboy food.  Sweet smoky tri-tip, grilled sausages, crisp thick bacon on juicy BBQ burgers…and that little big soup crock of Texas Ranch Beans with so many flavors you don’t know whether to ask for more and crash into a food coma, or-wait-no that’s it.

I mean, if we could flash back to any era in any given time period, my hubby and I would both go back to cowboy times.

So after having cowboy restaurant withdrawals, I made these Triple Meaty Ranch Beans for us-and I had them for lunch on Monday…Tuesday…Wednesday, basically until there were no more.  So sad, I know!

And this is all you need.

Johnny’s Triple Meaty Ranch Beans
1 lb tri tip steaks, trimmed of fat and cubed
12 oz pork brats, such as Johnsonville, sliced
12 oz package Farmer John jalapeño bacon, chopped
3-15 oz cans ranch style pinto beans
2 bell peppers, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 1/3 cup natural, corn syrup free hickory BBQ sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper

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First cook the bacon until no longer pink in a large skillet over medium heat.  Spoon the cooked bacon into a large crock pot, reserving the bacon grease.

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Add the tri tip to the bacon grease and cook until no longer pink.  Spoon that into the crock pot.

Repeat with the sausage links.

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Sautee the bell peppers and onions in the remaining bacon fat and spoon into crock pot with meats.

Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

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Cover the crock pot and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or high heat for 4-6 hours.  Season with additional salt, pepper, and/or chili powder, if desired.

Serves 10.

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Seriously can’t get enough of this stuff.

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Nope, can’t get enough.  Especially with this Corn Cake.

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Even my little sis has been asking when I am making this again.  I believe that will be this weekend little sis.

Johnny's Triple Meaty Ranch Beans

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Number of servings: 10

Per Serving 551 calories

Fat 24 g

Carbs 59 g

Protein 26 g

10


Johnny's Triple Meaty Ranch Beans

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 15

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb tri tip steaks, trimmed of fat and cubed
  • 12 oz pork brats, such as Johnsonville, sliced
  • 12 oz package Farmer John jalapeño bacon, chopped
  • 3-15 oz cans ranch style pinto beans
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 1/3 cup natural, corn syrup free hickory BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. First cook the bacon until no longer pink in a large skillet over medium heat. Spoon the cooked bacon into a large crock pot, reserving the bacon grease.
  2. Add the tri tip to the bacon grease and cook until no longer pink. Spoon that into the crock pot.
  3. Repeat with the sausage links.
  4. Sautee the bell peppers and onions in the remaining bacon fat and spoon into crock pot with meats.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Cover the crock pot and cook on low heat for 8-10 hours or high heat for 4-6 hours. Season with additional salt, pepper, and/or chili powder, if desired.
  7. Serves 10.

Are you ready to find your inner cowboy and dig in?

You may also enjoy Black Beans with Peppers and Tomatoes

 

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