Ranch-Style Beans (AKA Cowboy beans)

Made This Recipe? Add Your Photo

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
15 mins
3 hrs

This recipe comes from memories of my husband of his mothers "chili beans" Of course I changed it a bit and the title cause we all Know there are no beans in "chili"

Skip to Next Recipe




  1. Place beans in a dutch oven: add water 2 inches above beans.
  2. Bring to a boil, boil 1 minute.
  3. Cover and remove from heat and let stand 1 hour Drain Bring beans and 8 cups water to a boil in dutch oven Cover, reduce heat and simmer 1 hour until beans are tender Add onion, and the next 7 ingredients simmer 30 minutes Add tomatoes simmer 30 minutes and serve.