On a recent trip to the Grand Canyon, I came across this wonderful old recipe created by Frank Russell for Ranch Style Beans. Easy to make with just a handful of simple ingredients.
Frank Russell was a cowboy who spent his time traveling around Arizona. Frank said that this recipe was one of his favorite meals when he was out on the road. Now you can enjoy it too with a few tweaks from yours truly.
I tried to find the history of Frank but so far I have been unsuccessful. If you happen to know about his background, please post in the comment section below. I would love to know more about him.
Baked beans are the perfect companion to many dishes like BBQ's, Mexican Food or even breakfast.
Just remember that this recipe makes a lot of beans so you better be hungry or serving a small army!
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📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Ranch Style Beans recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Pinto Beans, Tomato Sauce, Yellow Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Honey, Salt, Dried Oregano, Basil, Bay Leaf, Garlic Cloves, Ground Cumin, Light Brown Sugar and Cornstarch.
🥣 How to Make Ranch Style Beans
Rinse the pinto beans in warm water. Put the beans in a large pot and add hot water to cover beans and let them soak for 2 hours.
Drain water then re-add hot water to cover beans.
Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil then let simmer covered for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
Remove bay leaf and serve.
Ranch Style Beans
- Large Pot
- 3 Cups Pinto Beans
- 2 Cups Tomato Sauce
- 1 Yellow Onion, Chopped
- ½ Cup Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Basil
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon Cornstarch
- Rinse Beans in warm water. Put beans in a large pot and add hot water to cover beans and let them soak for 2 hours.
- Drain water then re-add hot water to cover beans.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil then let simmer covered for 2 hours stirring occasionally
- Remove bay leaf and serve.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.