Also known as Chuck Wagon beans, cowboy beans were a staple recipe shared in the days when travel was difficult across rugged terrains with supplies needed that wouldn't spoil. This dish, really popular in the West and Southwest consisted of pinto beans, usually bacon or salt pork and aromatics such as spices, onions, salt and pepper to create a dish that was satisfying, rib-sticking and high in nutrition to sustain on the long journey ahead.
If there was a side dish that my family requests at holidays, get togethers, you name it, it is this! These broiled tomatoes are unlike any other you've ever had, I promise! It's the combination of the cheese along with the mayonnaise that makes for such a rich and appealing dish!