Cowboy Beef and Bean Skillet

30 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
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6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) 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 centres. 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. cayenne 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 (250 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 cup (250 mL) each
Calories 340
% Daily Value
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 490mg
Carbohydrate 36g
Dietary fibre 8g
Sugars 12g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 35 %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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  • grandypink |

    Easy and delicious! I didn't have pinto beans and substituted romano beans but DH loved the dish and I loved how easy it was.