Fall is for hearty, savory foods and this recipe for Grilled Cowboy Baked Beans fits that perfectly! With bits of bacon, beef, onions, and loads of beans, this makes the perfect side dish, appetizer, or delicious hot dog topping to serve your guests on a nice, cool fall day!
Whenever I start up my grill (we use a charcoal grill), I always rely on my HomeRight ElectroLight Fire Starter (or you can use the new Electro-Torch) to get the grill going fast, because no one’s got time to sit and wait for charcoal to heat up for 30 minutes before you can get grilling!!
The Fire Starter is my one grilling go-to each time because it’s such a huge time saver!
Once your grill is started, you can get to work! I suggest using a cast iron skillet if you intend to make this recipe on the grill. You can place it directly on the grill and there's so many other uses for a cast iron skillet with grilling recipes in your home!
For this recipe I start by browning my beef and baking my bacon and crumbling it up. While the beef and bacon are going, I work to combine my beans and other sauces.
Once everything is combined and your meat is cooked, throw it into your skillet and give it a good mix. Then put it directly onto your grill to cook. If you don't have a grill or it's not "grilling weather" then you can place it directly into the oven too (although the grill gives it more flavor!).
Cook until the beans are done and the whole thing is completely heated throughout (30 minutes typically).
Once done, be careful to use a hot pad to pull the skillet off the grill and serve warm!
This is such a great, hearty fall recipe and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I do! These truly are the BEST EVER Cowboy Baked Beans made in true authentic cowboy fashion...over a fire! :)
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