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"ranch-style beans" what are they?

Started 1367763488.753 in Kitchen & Food Talk | Last reply 1368012420.017 by Dee in OK

I keep reading this, but I don't find it in my stores. What can be substituted??

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lolakimono1367763888.85713748 PostsRegistered 3/29/2012

Ranch Style®Beans: Flavors as big as Texas

Ranch Style Beans bring the rich, bold taste of authentic Southwestern cooking to your dinner table. Each unique flavor is made with its own delicious blend of spices that can be paired with just about anything — steaks, Mexican food or a favorite family recipe. Ranch Style Beans offers 11 hearty varieties to round up any herd.

It looks like they're available at Wal-Mart.

There are lots of different kinds, so I'm guessing it depends on the recipe.

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qualitygal1367764754.5275212 PostsRegistered 11/9/2007

Thanks so much, I'll need to look at Wal-Mart. My usual store doesn't carry them. Thanks again.

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lolakimono1367765053.2913748 PostsRegistered 3/29/2012

If you go to the website, it will tell you "where to buy". I imagine you can just use canned beans and add in the seasonings/spices.

luvpoos1367841577.6936006 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma
On 5/5/2013 lolakimono said:

If you go to the website, it will tell you "where to buy". I imagine you can just use canned beans and add in the seasonings/spices.

I still don't get it, what kind of canned beans. Red, black, baked, green, etc. I wish I knew because the recipie sounds really good.

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Caffeina1367849718.641881 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I bought some in Big Lots a few weeks ago.

Daysdee1367850990.41319021 PostsRegistered 1/23/2007
On 5/5/2013 lolakimono said:

Ranch Style®Beans: Flavors as big as Texas

Ranch Style Beans bring the rich, bold taste of authentic Southwestern cooking to your dinner table. Each unique flavor is made with its own delicious blend of spices that can be paired with just about anything — steaks, Mexican food or a favorite family recipe. Ranch Style Beans offers 11 hearty varieties to round up any herd.

It looks like they're available at Wal-Mart.

There are lots of different kinds, so I'm guessing it depends on the recipe.

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These are great. Been buying these for years. Served to guests and they loved them.

Amaly1367851299.123571 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008cali

I remember eating these in the early 70's. Same can, they are not new.

Chicagoan1367856655.2672681 PostsRegistered 6/11/2008CHICAGOLAND

Are these like spicy baked beans?

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Zhills1367867763.111332 PostsRegistered 11/15/2011

This recipe is from Homesick Texan and is a copycat recipe. Makes a lot of beans!

Ranch style beans
Ingredients:
16 oz. of dried pinto beans
6 ancho chiles, stems and seeds removed
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 15 oz. can of tomatoes (or 2 medium-sized tomatoes, peeled)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 cup of water
6 cups of beef broth
Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:
Soak the beans covered in water—either overnight or the quick soak method in which you place the beans in a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat and let sit for one hour.

Drain the soaked beans.

In a cast-iron skillet heated up to medium high, cook the anchos on each side for a couple of minutes (or until they start to bubble and pop), turn off the heat and fill the skillet with warm water. Let them sit until soft and rehydrated, which should happen after half an hour or so.

In the pot you’ll be cooking your beans, heat up a teaspoon of canola oil and cook the onions for ten minutes on medium. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Throw the cooked onions and garlic in a blender and add the tomatoes, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, paprika, cumin, oregano, water and hydrated ancho chiles. Puree until smooth.

Add the pinto beans and beef broth to the pot and stir in the chile puree. On high, bring the pot to a boil and then cover; turn the heat down to low and simmer for two and a half hours, stirring occasionally. At this point, I check my beans for tenderness as depending on the freshness of the beans I find that the cooking time can be as short as two and a half hours and as long as four hours. When you're satisfied that the beans are done, salt and pepper to taste.

Feeds four to six.

Notes: If you can’t find dried ancho chiles, you can substitute either ancho chile powder or regular chili powder. I’d use 1/4 of a cup. These are not fiery beans, but if you want a bit more heat I'd throw in a bit of Cayenne. And I always add a pinch of baking soda to my soaking beans to help with digestion issues. You may do the same.

kachina6241367886699.39316189 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004New Mexico
I've never been in a grocery store that didn't have ranch style beans. They are not spicy but are flavored with mild chili and cumin which is the spice most prominent in Mexican food. They appear to be red kidney beans. I always add them to chili. They are the beans usually served with barbecue.

SalsPal1367967200.38313 PostsRegistered 1/9/2009
On 5/6/2013 luvpoos said:
On 5/5/2013 lolakimono said:

If you go to the website, it will tell you "where to buy". I imagine you can just use canned beans and add in the seasonings/spices.

I still don't get it, what kind of canned beans. Red, black, baked, green, etc. I wish I knew because the recipie sounds really good.

luvpoos, I picked up a can at the store today with the label as shown. They are pinto beans with spices and a sauce.


lovesrecess1367971308.28713766 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008Texas

they are pinto beans, not kidney beans

granddi1367978992.917820 PostsRegistered 9/8/2009

Add ranch style beans to chili or....If you like southwest spicy foods just put a can of Ranch Style Beans with a can of Rotel Tomatoes and about 3/4 Cup frozen corn and you have a good side dish for chicken, beef, tamales, tacos, or with jalapeno corn bread.

ivey1367981375.9573125 PostsRegistered 6/25/2007

Ranch Style Beans are a staple in my house. Here are 2 easy ways to use them--I used to do this when I worked and would have supper in 10 minutes.

1. Make a salad and heat up the ranch style beans. Spoon over the salad and use tortilla chips for a meatless taco salad. Good! You can add anything else you like.

2. This makes a quick chicken tortilla soup. Not the best, but it definitely is ok.

1 can Ranch Style Beans

1 can of cooked chicken breast (I drain the liquid)

1/2 can of chicken broth and about 1/4 cup of water

picante sauce to your taste

Heat thoroughly. Serve with tortilla chips and grated cheese. You can make it in about 10 minutes!! A good quick soup for the winter. Of course, it's not as good as homemade.

luvpoos1368011608.456006 PostsRegistered 5/3/2006Kingston Ma
On 5/7/2013 SalsPal said:
On 5/6/2013 luvpoos said:
On 5/5/2013 lolakimono said:

If you go to the website, it will tell you "where to buy". I imagine you can just use canned beans and add in the seasonings/spices.

I still don't get it, what kind of canned beans. Red, black, baked, green, etc. I wish I knew because the recipie sounds really good.

luvpoos, I picked up a can at the store today with the label as shown. They are pinto beans with spices and a sauce.

Thanks Salspal, I will have to look again, I have two local grocery stores near me.

you can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime, well you just might find, that you get what you need...The Rolling Stones

Dee in OK1368012420.017357 PostsRegistered 3/30/2012

They're seasoned pinto beans and I love them! I like to put them in taco salads, but my favorite way of eating them is just warming them, and eating them with Doritos tortilla chips.

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