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Baked Beans - Cowboy by



1 pound dried pinto beans
1/2 yellow onion, peeled
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3 ounces beef jerky, diced
1/2 cup brewed coffee
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon chili powder
Salt and black pepper


In a large pot, cover the beans with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. drain the beans and rinse.

Preheat the oven to 250F. return the beans to the pot and add the onion and garlic. Cover with water by 1 inch and bring to a boil. remove the pot from the burner, cover the pot, and bake in the oven for 1 hour.

remove the pot from the oven and stir in the beef jerky, coffee, molasses, mustard, and chili powder. Return the pot to the oven, turn up the oven temperature to 350F, and continue to cook, uncovered, until the beans are tender and the liquid is reduced and thickened, 1 1/2 hours to 2 1/2 hours, depending on the age of the beans. (If the beans are tough and dont soften within this time frame, you may need to add a bit more water to the pot to keep the beans from becoming too dry.) The final consistency should be like a slightly soupy pot of baked beans.

Once the beans are done, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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