Ranch Style Beans

4.41 from 5 votes

These Ranch Style Beans go great with beef or chicken cooked on the BBQ. Great for Camping or at your next BBQ. You won’t be disappointed

ranch style beans

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.

bowl of ranch style beans

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.

pinto beans soaking in warm water
Pinto Beans Soaking in Warm Water

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.

beans simmering in a pot
Beans Simmering

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!

For more of my side dish recipes, make sure you check out my delicious collection of Side Dish Recipes.

If you are looking for another delicious baked bean recipe, you just have to try my Slow Cooked Baked Beans recipe.

bowl of ranch style beans

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.

  1. Rinse the pinto beans in warm water. Put the beans in a large pot and add hot water to cover the beans and let them soak for 2 hours.
  2. Drain water then re-add hot water to cover beans.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil then let simmer covered for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Printable Recipe Card

ranch style beans

Ranch Style Beans

These Ranch Style Beans go great with beef or chicken cooked on the BBQ. Great for Camping or at your next BBQ. You won't be disappointed
4.41 from 5 votes
Prep Time2 hours
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time4 hours
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Author Rodney
Servings 12
Calories 109 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot

Ingredients
 

  • 3 Cups Pinto Beans
  • 2 Cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • ½ Cup Green Bell Pepper, Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Basil
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Tsp Ground Cumin
  • ¼ Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 4gSodium: 596mgPotassium: 411mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 245IUVitamin C: 10.8mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1.9mg

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.

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One Comment

  1. Marsha says:

    I love baked beans and this recipe is number 1 in my book. Very tasty and not at all hard to make. Once in the pot, you just leave them until cooked.

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