The Sunday Funday Bloggers are sharing Picnic Recipes today.......
Renu of Cook with Renu is hosting this month and asked us to join her in sharing any recipe that you would find at a picnic. Let's see what everyone is putting on the picnic table........
- Bacon Broccoli Mac from Amy's Cooking Adventures
- Cucumber Mozzarella Salad from Palatable Pastime
- Spicy Avocado Mango Bean Salad from Cook with Renu
- Mango Pico De Gallo from Mayuri’s Jikoni
- Cowboy Beans from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Murukulu Janthikalu from Sneha’s Recipe
- Smoked Salmon Salad Toasts from Culinary Cam
There are a lot of different recipes for Cowboy Beans but they all have the same characteristics. All have beef, onions, beans and sauce. Some have bacon, bell pepper, chile pepper, and garlic. You can use any kind of beans you want but a variety of different beans works best. They can be cooked in the oven, in a slow cooker, on top of the stove or over a campfire.
You can make enough for a family of 4 or a party of 100 by just decreasing/increasing the quantities. If you are only making enough for your family, I recommend using a can of tri-bean blend along with the baked beans so you get the variety without the quantity.
I made this batch for a party of 16 as a side dish. I had leftovers that were delicious as a main course for lunch the following day. Like all baked bean recipes, it improves the longer the flavors have to meld together. I used the slow cooker this time, I have also baked them in the oven, or used an electric roaster when making them for a large gathering.