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Suzanne this post is just for you! 

Making these type of beans was very easy. I found that when you make the sauce the flavor is not perfect until it's mixed with the beans and processed. This recipe made 5 pints and can be doubled if you want to plan for the summer season. 

Ranch Style Beans

16 oz. of dried pinto beans
4 Tablespoons chili powder
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 15 oz. can of tomatoes (or 2 medium-sized tomatoes, peeled and diced)
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1 cup of water

3-4 cups of beef broth OR boiling water
½ teaspoon salt and black pepper
Methods to prep the beans:

1.       Sort and soak beans overnight. Cover beans with fresh cold water by two inches in a large dutch oven. (Because the beans have plumped up you may need a bigger pan.)
Bring beans to a low boil for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. (Hard boil tends to split beans.) Drain beans.
2.      You can soak the beans overnight or put dried beans in a large saucepan. Add water to cover beans by 2 inches. Bring beans to a boil, boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered for 1 hour. Drain beans.
In a dutch oven heat up a teaspoon of canola oil and cook the onions for ten minutes on medium. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Throw the cooked onions and garlic in a blender and add the tomatoes, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, paprika, cumin, oregano, water and chili powder. Puree until smooth. Heat beef broth or water to a boil. Remove from heat.

Add the pinto beans to the chili puree and fill the jars ¾ full. Add beef broth or water to jars and fill to 1” headspace. Remove air bubbles and refill to 1" headspace if necessary. Clean rims, add lids and rings. Process pints in pressure canner at 10lbs of pressure for a weighted gauge canner and 11lbs for a dial gauge for 75 minutes, quarts for 85 minutes.

Make sure to label your jars after they have cooled with the name of the recipe and the date canned. If you want to use the shrink labels in the picture you can order them Here!
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