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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.

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

  • Good source of fiber
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

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.

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  • djohn10114 |

    My family loves this!

  • pfye |

    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.

  • marymehl |

    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.