Prep: 5 Mins Cook: 30 Mins

Cowboy Beans make an excellent side dish to your next Mexican feast.

Cowboy Beans


  • 4 qrts. water
  • 2 1/2 cups pinto beans, rinsed and soaked
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 10 ozs. longaniza-style chorizo or breakfast sausage, casing removed, crumbled
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) recipe-ready diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 packet (1.25 oz) ORTEGA Taco Seasoning Mix - Regular


PLACE water, beans and quartered onion in large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, partially covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender. Add salt; cook for additional 30 minutes.

COMBINE beef, chorizo, chopped onion, bell pepper and garlic in large skillet until beef is no longer pink; drain. Add beef mixture, tomatoes and juice, tomato paste and taco seasoning mix to beans. Mix well; cover. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
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