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Cowboy Beef & Bean Skillet

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6 servings, 1 cup each

Cowboys and cowgirls alike will come a-runnin' when the smell of beans and sliced sirloin steak comes waftin' off the skillet.

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  • Cook steak strips in large deep nonstick skillet or Dutch oven on medium-high heat 3 min. or just until no longer pink in centers. Transfer to plate.
  • Add bacon to skillet; cook on medium heat 1 min. Stir in onions and peppers; cook 6 min. or until bacon is done and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add beans and barbecue sauce; mix well. Simmer on medium-low heat 5 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Return steak and any juices from plate to skillet; cook 1 to 2 min. or until steak strips are done, stirring occasionally.

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Special Extra

For a spicier dish, add 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper or 1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce to ingredients in skillet with the beans and barbecue sauce.


Substitute a green pepper for the red pepper.


  • 6 servings, 1 cup each

Healthy Living

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 2-1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 2-1/2 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

A good source of fiber, the beans team up with the beef to provide iron in this easy skillet dish.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 cup each
Calories 380
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 700mg
Carbohydrate 41g
Dietary fiber 9g
Sugars 16g
Protein 30g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great recipe. Great recipe. I served this on a layer of Fritos to resemble what I used to eat as a child...'Frito Pie'. Also, I found it easier to just purchase two slices of bacon from the butcher section instead of an entire package and then letting it go to waste. I try not to have too much bacon lying around.
Date published: 2011-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great comfort food recipe. This is a great comfort food recipe. I used chick peas & black beans reduced sodium instead of the beans it called for. It would also be good made with pork or chicken. Will be adding this to my supper time staples.
Date published: 2012-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has become one of my favorite dishes. This has become one of my favorite dishes. Super easy and absolutely delicious. I pair it with cole slaw and a hearty bread. Serious comfort food on a cold, rainy day.
Date published: 2012-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Recipe. Excellent Recipe. Our entire family enjoyed it very much. This recipe would also be wonderful with Pork, & served over your favorite Pasta or sliced Yukon or Red potatoes. The recipe needs a little more Crunch. If the Bell Pepper is added in as the last ingredient, we found that the crunch was there without the sogginess. Would definitely cook again.
Date published: 2011-09-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This was pretty good. This was pretty good. Next time, I will make it with ground beef instead of the steak (don't think it makes it that much better for the increased effort) and will use something besides butter beans.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was good! This was good!! I made just a few adjustments...I used ground beef instead of steak and one can of ranch style beans instead of butter beans. This was very filling and the whole family loved it.
Date published: 2011-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was fast and easy and tasted great. This was fast and easy and tasted great. I really like that usually I would have all the ingredients on hand and would only need to remember to pick up a few things at the store.
Date published: 2011-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Delicious, and so easy! Delicious, and so easy! Served this at a family get-together, and it was the most popular dish by far. Will have to make a double (or triple!) batch next time.
Date published: 2011-09-05
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