Ranch Style Pinto Beans

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Maine-iac

This is a home-made and not a "can" version. Make it on a cold day, when you can spend some time in the kitchen. Guaranteed to please!

Top Review by talldoc

This was good but if I make Again I will do it as PaulaG did. Too much cumin for me. I didn't have any Liquid Smoke but I think it needs some.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place pinto beans in large pot, cover with water, bring to rapid boil, cover and set aside.
  2. In another large pot, add olive oil and sautee onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and pepper.
  3. Add spices and simmer an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Drain and rinse pinto beans and add to vegetable mixture, along with ham hocks.
  5. Add chicken broth to cover contents.
  6. Cover and simmer, adding more chicken broth if needed, until beans are tender and liquid is absorbed, about 2 hours.
  7. Re-season with spices, as needed.
  8. Cut and flake meat from hocks into bean mixture.
  9. Serve as a side dish, or in tortilla shells with salsa and sour cream or with your favorite red or green sauce.

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