A family friendly recipe perfect for dinners and a great camping meal too!
The ease of this recipe caught my eye on allrecipes.com, and I figured it would be easily tweaked to my standards.
To control the sweeteners, I make my own BBQ sauce using half stevia, half maple syrup. I use either “5 Minute Barbeque Sauce,” from Hallie @ Daily Bites, or one from Ali @ Whole Life Nutrition, “Chipotle BBQ Sauce.”
**Also a great camping food!**
PREP NOTE: I like to soak my beans overnight in water and apple cider vinegar to make them easier to digest. I then cook them in my electric pressure cooker, covered with ample water for about 12 minutes-15 minutes. I do a quick release and they are ready, and FAR superior to any canned ones, as well as pennies to make versus the several dollars for the canned! I LOVE MY PRESSURE COOKER! It saves me so much time and money!
Cowboy Skillet Casserole
- 8 oz bacon diced (I prefer Trader Joe's Applewood Smoke Nitrate free)
- 1 small onion diced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cans drained pinto beans or about 3 cups homemade
- 1 cup favorite barbeque sauce I shared two links to recipes I use above
In a large skillet (we LOVE our cast iron skillet!) over medium heat, brown the bacon.
Set cooked pieces on some paper towels and discard all but 1 tablespoon of the remaining fat.
Saute the onions until soft, a couple of minutes.
Crumble the hamburger in, stirring to break it up.
When the hamburger is no longer pink, stir in the beans, barbeque sauce, and bacon.
Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes to meld the flavors.
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