Although his actual name is Bartholomew, Beef has had his nickname from an early age. It is partly based on his father's nickname and partly a joke because of how skinny he is.
Beef also works at the saloon, though he has dreams of becoming a rogue cowboy, an outlaw working with Snakey Steve. He intends to draw together a posse of townsfolk to become the greatest band of outlaws in the west.
Beef has a secret crush on Jim West, who he thinks will one day join him and leave his sherriff duties behind.
Related to Jack O'Donald, though not closely