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Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans

Runner-Up in the BAC Fighter Category of the 30-Minute Meals Safe Recipe Contest! This is an easy, inexpensive way to feed a crowd in a hurry! Recipe by Christine McKinnon.
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 5 servings


  • Large skillet
  • Food thermometer


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can baked beans
  • 8 oz frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • Bread for serving (optional)


  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Gently rub pepper and onion under cold running water. Dice the pepper and onions.
  • Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the beef, onion and bell pepper.
  • Wash the counter and whatever utensils that touched the raw meat. Wash hands with soap and water after handling raw meat.
  • Crumble the ground meat and cook with onion, and bell pepper until the meat reaches an internal temperature of 160 °F on food thermometer.
  • Add corn, beans, ketchup, and mustard. Stir and cook until the internal temperature reaches 165 °F on food thermometer.
  • Serve with bread.


This recipe was developed using the Safe Recipe Style Guide at SafeRecipeGuide.org