Cowboy Supper in Bowl
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Cowboy Skillet Supper

Sauteed onions, nestled in a smoky barbecue sauce with sausage and pinto beans. Perfect for a busy school or work week!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Skillet Supper
Servings: 4 good sized servings
Calories: 100kcal
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen


  • 1 lb all-beef smoked sausage link
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 1 can pinto beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons smoky paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet and smoky barbecue sauce
  • 2 cups cooked rice or noodles
  • 2 tablespoons oil


  • Add oil to cast-iron skillet and bring to medium low heat
  • Add onions to hot oil and cook until tender
  • Rinse and drain pinto beans; slice sausage into bite sized pieces
  • Add sliced sausage and beans to onions
  • Add barbecue sauce to skillet and stir well; add paprika; 
  • Allow to cook for 20 minutes, or until sausage and beans are heated thoroughly
  • Serve over prepared rice or noodles


  • Vegetarian Version: use jackfruit instead of meat
    • Add jackfruit to onions, then add barbecue sauce and let cook for about 10 minutes; then add beans and continue to cook till beans are warm