Monday, July 14, 2008

Ranch Style Beans

We just love Ranch beans and the homemade beans are the best. Try this recipe for stocking up or building your "recession proof pantry."

2 lbs bacon, optional
7 lbs pinto beans
3 bottles catsup (small)
1 large can of tomato juice
2 T. chili powder
1/2 cup salt
6 large onions, chopped

Pick and wash the beans and soak over night. Next morning, drain them and cover with cold water then cook for 25 minutes at a simmer. Add water if needed. Mix all other ingredients, pour over beans, and simmer 10 more minutes. Pack hot into clean and sterilized quart size jars leaving 1 1/2 inch headspace. Process the jars in a pressure canner at 10 lbs of pressure for one hour. This will make 16 quarts.

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