Meal Prep Monday: Rancho Beans

I first had rancho beans at a pot luck several years ago.  Some may argue that this dish is for summer BBQs.  However, now that it is getting colder, and this gets baked in the oven (to add warmth to the house), I’m thinking that this can be made in the fall and winter too.

First, gather all the ingredients (remember mise en place!)  Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray canola oil on baking dish.


I sautéed the onion in canola oil spray until glossy. Add the ground beef and stir every so often until browned (about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat & drain the fat.

Stir in the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt, Worcestershire sauce, kidney beans and pork and beans together.  Place in baking dish.

Bake uncovered for 40 to 45 minutes until bubbling.
Divide it up in desired portions and enjoy!

Recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/rancho-beans-41505

–Maeven