Back when cowboys roamed the plains, beans were a critical part of their diet. Why? It was easy to carry a sack of dried beans and a hunk of salt pork in your saddle bags. But we’ve jazzed up the classic cowboy pork and bean recipe. For one thing, forget the dried beans and opt for fast and convenient Randall Beans in the glass jars. They’re ready to eat when you are.

We’ve also added a few tasty ingredients the cowboys might not have had out on the range. We’ve doubled the pork by adding smokey  bacon, which adds a rich depth of flavor to the dish. A teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce adds that meaty, salty flavor that no one will be able to place but everyone will be able to appreciate.

For heat-seekers, add as much cayenne pepper as you like and top it with your favorite hot sauce for a fiery kick. Any cowboy would wish they had a pot of beans as good as these. Serve with cornbread for a complete and tasty meal.

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Cowboy Pork And Beans


  • 4 1/2 cups Randall Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds lean pork, cubed
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 28-ounce can tomatoes, chopped (with juice)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Hot pepper sauce, if desired


  1. In a heavy dutch oven (or large skillet with lid), brown the diced bacon.
  2. Remove with a slotted spoon to a side dish. Pour off the bacon fat. (Do not rinse the pan.)
  3. Add the vegetable oil to the pan and heat. Stir in the pork cubes and brown, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and salt.
  5. Cook over high, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, tomatoes and water.
  6. Add the entire 4 1/2 cups of Randall Pinto Beans and stir.
  7. Cover tightly, bring to a boil and simmer for 1 hour.

Ready to start planning your picnic? Just don’t forget the Randall Beans! Check your local grocery store or if you can’t find them you can always have these delicious beans in a jar shipped straight to you from our online store.