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High Lonesome Beans Recipe

Serve this bean recipe as a side dish with hamburgers or steaks at your next summer BBQ.

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On the High Lonesome Ranch, the beans speak for themselves. In this video, Rick Browne shows you how to use a dutch oven over an open flame to make a bean medley that will amaze your taste buds. Fire up the grill and get ready to eat!

Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup chopped bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can baked beans
  • 1 can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can great northern white beans, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can chili beans
  • ⅔ bottle BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons dark molasses
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ can beer
  • Olive oil


  1. In a large dutch oven, cook bacon and onions in olive oil over high heat.
  2. While the bacon and onions are cooking, combine all other ingredients into a large bowl.
  3. Mix the beans and ingredients well.
  4. When onions become translucent, add beans to the pot and stir, mixing the bacon and onions with the beans.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover beans, and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Once the beans have simmered, serve and enjoy.

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