Cowboy Beans with Leftover Brisket

Cook Time

180 mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

10 mins


6 - 8


1 cup BBQ Sauce

2 cups Brisket, chopped

1 10 oz can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilis

6 Garlic Clove, Minced

2, Chopped Jalapeno Peppers

1 tsp Kosher Salt

1 lb. Pinto Beans, dried

2 tbsp Pit Boss Pulled Pork Rub


1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

1 Yellow Onion, chopped

Cooking Instructions

A classic American side dish made better by brisket! These Cowboy Beans with Leftover Brisket are sure to steal the show at your next cookout. Loaded up with pinto beans, smoky brisket, jalapenos, and tangy BBQ sauce , the whole pot is cooked low and slow on the grill until thick and smoky. Serve it up as a BBQ side or enjoy on its own with a hearty piece of cornbread to mop up all the sauce.

For the Brisket

For a hefty selection of brisket recipes as well as tips and tricks, check out our guide on How to Smoke a Brisket on a Pit Boss.

Best Wood Pellets for Cowboy Beans

Smoke from Mesquite Hardwood infuses bold and spicy flavors into food and is a great choice for Cowboy Beans with Brisket

Note: This recipe uses Pit Boss Pulled Pork Rub seasoning.

  1. Fire up your Pit Boss and preheat to 400°F. If using a gas or charcoal grill, set it up for medium-high heat.
  2. Rinse pinto beans thoroughly in a mesh strainer and pour into cast iron Dutch oven.
  3. Add water, chopped brisket, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, jalapenos, Pulled Pork Rub, and Worcestershire sauce to the Dutch oven. Transfer pot to the preheated grill and let come to a boil.
  4. Cover the pot and reduce the grill temperature to 300° F. Cook for one hour, stirring occasionally, then add salt.
  5. Continue to simmer beans another 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until beans are soft. Serve and enjoy!

Special Tools

  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  • Mesh Strainer
  • Wooden Spoon

Bigger. Hotter. Heavier. Tip

Don’t have any brisket? Try this recipe out with Pulled Pork or Chuck Roast.

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