This is extremely close to the canned ranch beans I used to buy. I did tweak the recipe some (I also doctor the store bought ones) I added 2 T. molasses for more sweet/smokiness and 1/2 chopped, sauteed onion. I wanted to add more salt, but thought I'd like to try to keep these lower in sodium.
I love this recipe! We make it double and can the extras for later! Comes out great every time! Thank you!
I needed a lower Sodium solution to caned beans. Thank you Tish, I appreciate it so much!
I now live in France and, like every one, I crave the foods I can't get here. There are ingredients in your recipe that I can't get here but since I wanted Ranch Style Bean, I made do. I bought and then rinced 3 small cans of red beans, used lardons fume (real bacon bits - because a ham hock is too big for a small pot), used dried onion flakes, and added 1 tsp of sweet paprika. It took 15 minutes to prepare and is delicious! Thank you!
No rating yet, as am going to try this recipe -- but I understand the "canned version" adds some cinnamon. I will let you know my results in a new review soon.