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Texas Style Ranch Beans

Texas Style Ranch Beans

LindySez
The best beans for your next cookout!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Side Dish, Soups, Stews & Chili
Cuisine American, Tex-Mex
Servings 12 servings
Calories 211 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound dried pinto beans picked over for rocks and other matter
  • Water
  • 2 ounces salt pork diced
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion yellow onion preferred (about ½ large)
  • 8 ounces ground pork sausage (hot is best, or chopped smoked brisket or other smoked sausage chopped)
  • ½ cup good-quality chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Dash cayenne pepper if desired

Instructions
 

  • Soaking the beans is preferred. Use either the quick soak method, or soak overnight. 
  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-low heat add the salt pork, saute stirring often until the fat begins to render. Add the onion to the pot and saute for a few minutes or until soft, then add the pork, cook until the pork is no longer pink. 
  • If using the oven method, (see cooking methods in making of) heat the oven to 325°F. Drain the beans from the soaking liquid and add to the pot along with enough water to cover by 2 inches. Stir in the spices; cover and place in the oven for 3 hours; uncover; add additional water if needed, and cook another hour or until thick and the beans are tender. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Add cayenne if you want additional heat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 211kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 13gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 310mgFiber: 11gSugar: 2g
Keyword ranch beans, spicy oven-baked beans
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