Texas Cowboy Chili Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Texas Cowboy Chili Beans Recipe
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Texas Cowboy Chili Beans

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"I just came up with this one day playing around in the kitchen. It's become a ranch favorite. Very unique and meaty, this is always a big hit at our potlucks. The men just love it. This will feed the cavalry. If you like Tex-Mex, you'll like this. Garnish with cheese."

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Original recipe makes 25 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs 30 mins

    6 hrs


  1. In a large stock pot over high heat, brown roast on all sides. Reduce heat to medium low and add the diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, yellow onion, garlic powder, ground cumin and chili seasoning mix. Cover and simmer until meat comes apart easily, about 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, rinse the pinto beans and soak them in a bowl of warm water.
  3. Remove cooked roast from the pot and set aside. Rinse the pinto beans and pour them into the pot. Pour in enough water to cover the beans and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until the beans are very tender, about 1 1/2 hours, adding extra water as needed.
  4. Shred roast with fork and discard the fat. Add the shredded meat to the cooked beans and pour in enough water to cover. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 10, 2004

Very good, I halved the recipe. Great in a flour tortilla.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2008

Although the flavor is pretty good, our beans would not soften in the least, even with extended cooking time. This is not a recipe that I would use uncooked pinto beans in, again.


9 Ratings

Feb 07, 2008

Ok not great

Feb 03, 2011

Beans didn't get nearly soft enough, but wow was that meat delicious! I may just use the first part of this recipe for my chucks from now on. Falling apart tender and flavored deliciously all the way through. I almost ruined my dinner by snacking on it as I was shredding.

Aug 20, 2014

Awesome recipe but I suggest you soak the dry beans overnight.

Mar 18, 2014

My family has fallen in love with this recipe. Very savory and the only thing we change is how much cumin we put in. Otherwise such a great dish!


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  • Calories
  • 434 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 103 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 26.7 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 30.8 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 456 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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