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Mark Rayfield's Texas Cowboy Beans



  • 2 lbs hamburger meat
  • 1 lb HEB hot breakfast sausage
  • 1 can Ranch Style Beans with jalapenos
  • 1 can HEB Borracho beans made with Shiner
  • 1 can HEB spicy Charro beans
  • 1 large container HEB hot fresh pico de gallo
  • 1 can Rotel or HEB original diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1/2 yellow onion (diced/chopped)
  • 1 bundle green onions (diced/chopped)
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper (diced/chopped)
  • 1/2 orange bell pepper (diced/chopped)
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (diced/chopped)
  • Chili Powder 2 TBL spoons (or to taste)
  • Cumin/Comino 2 TBL spoons (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup Whataburger Spicy Ketchup (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup BBQ sauce (or to taste)


    Brown hamburger and breakfast sausage; drain grease
    Add pico de gallo, diced tomatoes/green chiles, bell pepper, onions; stir in
    Add Ranch Style Beans with jalapenos (do not drain juice); stir in
    Add Borracho Beans with jalapenos (drain juice); stir in
    Add Charro Beans with jalapenos (drain juice); stir in
    Add Chili Powder and Cumin; stir in
    Heat/stir/simmer until bubbling—serve and enjoy

  • Chili Verde Roberto

    ChileVerde style=


  • Salad Oil
  • 1.5 pounds of beef stew meat
  • 1.5 pounds of cubed lean pork
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 (29-ounce) cans tomatoes
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin seed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup beef brothSalt to taste. =============================================

    In a large Dutch oven, heat oil and brown beef and pork. Add garlic and green pepper ands sauté until pepper is soft. Add tomatoes, breaking up with spoon, and their liquid. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook, covered, over low heat for at least 2 hours, stiffing occasionally. Remove cover and simmer for about 45 minutes or until mixture is thick. Serve as thick soup with warm tortillas or use to smother burritos.

  • Cowboy Stew



  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 can green beans (about 15 oz.)
  • 1 can baked beans (about 15 oz.)
  • 1 can black beans (about 15 oz.)
  • 1 can tomato soup (about 15 oz.)
  • 1 can corn (about 15 oz.)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (about 15 oz.)
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper =============================================

    Cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
    Dice onion.
    Preheat dutch oven to 350 degrees with all coals underneath.
    Brown ground beef and onion.
    Add potatoes and all cans, undrained.
    Add spices (more or less if you like bland or spicy)
    Cook until potatoes are soft (about 45 minutes
    Serves about 8.Since this is ‘stewing’ rather than ‘baking’ all coals are underneath and you should stir every 5 minutes or so.