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.
Ingredients• 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
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.
Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.
Serve hot with shredded cheese on top.