Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday Night Cowboy Grub

I came across a new recipe and thought I'd give it a try. I switched up the recipe just a bit to fit our tastes but I was pleasantly surprised on how easy it was and how very tasty. Joe said it made him feel like he was a cowboy in front of a campfire on the trail. Mission Accomplished:)

Cowboy Chow

1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 lg clove garlic minced
1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning mix
1 (14.5 ounce) can canned peeled and diced tomatoes
2 (15 ounce) can baked beans
2 scallions chopped for garnish
1/2 cup shredded cheese for garnish


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fry bacon pieces until browned. Crumble the ground beef into the skillet with the bacon, and stir in the green pepper, onion and garlic. Continue to cook until the beef is no longer pink. Drain off any excess grease. Stir in the chili seasoning mix until the meat is coated.

  • Add the tomatoes and beans to the skillet, mix well, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve up garnished with scallions and shredded cheese

serve up with these bad boys:

Happy Trails!