Side Dishes

Slow Cooker Ranch Beans

Posted: September 20

Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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No barbecued or grilled meat is complete without a side of beans. And these Slow Cooker Ranch Beans practically cook themselves. Just add a little cheese on top for a little added flavor and bam! You have the perfect accompaniment for pulled pork sandwiches or home-grilled hot dogs. Savory Slow Cooker Ranch Beans also work well alongside potato salad and coleslaw.


1 pound dried pinto beans
6 ounces tomato paste
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
red pepper flakes, crushed, to taste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
7 cups water
cheese, optional, of your choice, shredded, for topping


Step 1

Add the dried pinto beans, tomato paste, onions, garlic, chili powder, red pepper flakes, salt, cumin, marjoram, and water into the slow cooker in that order.

Step 2

Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.

Step 3

Serve hot with shredded cheese on top.

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