Ranchers Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 40 mins

Ranchers Beans

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"This is a down-home country, stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal, passed down from an old man my dad once knew. He used a lot more onions that what I use, but that's a personal preference. I have also made it with onion powder or dried minced onion, and it's always good. It's great on a blustery fall or winter day with corn-bread."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Place the beef and sausage in a skillet over medium heat, and cook until evenly brown; drain grease. Mix in onion and garlic, and cook until tender. Stir in baked beans, butter beans, ketchup, barbeque sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and cayenne pepper. Cover, reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 09, 2006

I made a few substitutions but my husband really enjoyed the end result! To reduce the fat and sodium content, I made my own spicy pork sausage using a recipe submitted by Erika on AllRecipes.com and used Northern White Beans instead of butter beans (which my hub doesn't care for). The recipe was easy to "lighten up" by purchasing low-fat, low-sodium canned baked beans and low-sodium BBQ sauce. To further reduce the fat, I simply browned the meats, then drained, and rinsed with really hot tap water before turning back into the skillet. The best part was, my hub had two helpings and never noticed a thing missing! Thanks for a keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 12, 2008

My mother called this recipe "Hobo Casserole" she only used baked beans, ground beef, wor, ketchup, onions,and handful of minute rice. We always knew it was close to payday when we had this, because money was tight!


11 Ratings

Feb 05, 2006

This was even better than I thought it would be! I used ground turkey instead of beef. The sausage and baked beans added a sweetness to the meal that I really liked. My husband put cheese and tortilla chips on top to make nachos. I served it with Golden Sweet Cornbread found on allrecipes. Perfect Super Bowl meal!

Jan 24, 2006

This wouldn't be one I'd serve to company (obviously) but overall this was cheap, quick and easy, and tasted good... three attributes that I generally look for in new recipes. I served this with Paula Deen's Corn Casserole. Everything was very filling, and in my estimation this dish would make for a kid friendly dinner. I did not use butter beans, I used great northern beans. I will keep this one in my file for those instances where I'm trying to stretch a dinner out with a not so elastic budget.

Jan 20, 2006

my family was crazy over this dish!

Oct 30, 2007

Really good recipe! When I make this again, I'll saute the onion and garlic in with the beef and sausage, then drain off the grease. It wasn't easy to cook the onion in a dry pan without grease.

Mar 24, 2006

Mmmmm. This will warm you up on a chilly day. Great flavor. Used a spicy BBQ sauce for more heat, though it mellowed after sitting a day or so.

Jan 17, 2006

My husband and family loved this dish. It is very hearty and filling.


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  • Calories
  • 468 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 18 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 8.4 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 30.1 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 1466 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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