Dude Ranch Beans Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 150 Minutes
  • Total Time: 165 Minutes


Of course, the dude ranch beans taste dynamite all their own, but this exceptional flavor that they come with also helps elevate so many other foods, too.



  • 2 cups dried red kidney beans
  • 1 quart cold water
  • 1 cup thinly sliced, peeled onions
  • 2 minced cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup minced, green pepper
  • 1 8 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons salt
  • 12 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cold water


  1. Wash beans, cover with 1 quart water, and let soak covered, several hours or overnight. Drain, reserving five cups of the liquid.
  2. Add the liquid back into the beans with all but last 3 ingredients.
  3. Cover, cook 2 ½ hours, or until tender, adding boiling water if necessary.
  4. Add salt during last hour of cooking, stirring gently with a fork.
  5. About 15 minutes before done, mix chili powder with 2 tablespoons cold water and stir in.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Simmering
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: dude ranch chicken, tomato sauce and ranch beans