Recipe courtesy of Danny Edward's Blvd Barbecue

Rancher Beans

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 18 hr 40 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 30 servings
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6 cups dried pinto beans, soaked overnight

4 cups diced ham 

2 cups brown sugar 

1 tablespoon cumin 

4 ounces sliced jalapenos 

2 ounces chili powder 

10 cloves garlic

1 large onion, medium dice 

1 sweet red or green bell pepper, medium dice


Special equipment:
Barbecue pit
  1. Cook the presoaked beans over medium heat for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the pit to 210 degrees F.
  3. In a hotel pan, combine the beans, ham, sugar, cumin, jalapenos, chili powder, garlic, onions and peppers. Cover with aluminum foil and cook overnight on the pit.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish, and serve.

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