Ranch Style Beans {Back to School Recipe}

Ranch Style Beans

Back to school, back to school! It’s a busy time for kids and parents alike, and that’s without worrying about mealtime. While it can be tempting to dip into last year’s repertoire, why not try fuelling the family with some fresh new dishes?

Chef Paul Mon-Kau of The District Restaurant Group isn’t just a whiz in the kitchen at his three North Vancouver restaurants – he’s also a dad and a bonafied home-chef. Check out one of his favourite easy recipes to make weeknight dinners stress-free and satisfying:

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Ranch Style Beans

Ingredients:

1 pound ground lean beef
2 cups chopped red onion
2 can beans in tomato sauce
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans
½ cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

1)Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
2)Cook and stir ground and onion in a skillet over medium heat until beef is browned and onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain well.
3)Mix the beans, ketchup, brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl. Stir ground mixture into bean mixture. Pour mixture into prepared casserole dish.
4)Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 45 minutes.

Paul’s Tip: You can swap the beef for ground turkey to be even leaner, or use Ground Round to make the dish vegan! You can also put it on buns and make Sloppy Joes!

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Enjoy!

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35 responses to “Ranch Style Beans {Back to School Recipe}”

  1. Linda Lee — August 15, 2014 @ 8:48 pm (#)

    Yummy! Looks delicious.

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  2. Jeannie — August 16, 2014 @ 12:24 am (#)

    That looks like a great sloppy sandwich, which is always a big hit in our house!

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  3. Laurie P — August 16, 2014 @ 10:15 am (#)

    This would be great to have for dinner today, it’s cold and rainy. Love the simplicity…..and it just looks so satisfying!

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  4. DARLENE W — August 16, 2014 @ 3:04 pm (#)

    Who doesn’t like a hearty, sloppy sandwich

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  5. Anne Taylor — August 17, 2014 @ 10:53 am (#)

    These sound delicious and I know my grandkids would love them! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  6. Melinda L. — August 19, 2014 @ 12:22 pm (#)

    Mmmm looks delicious. Bring it on!

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  7. Elva Roberts — August 20, 2014 @ 9:40 am (#)

    These Ranch Style Beans sounds so delicious and simple to make and I thank you so much for this recipe.

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  8. DARLENE W — August 23, 2014 @ 11:14 am (#)

    Looks tasty, but I think to messy for a school lunch

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  9. kathy downey — August 24, 2014 @ 1:00 pm (#)

    I want to try this it looks so good

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  10. Treen Goodwin — August 28, 2014 @ 7:11 am (#)

    wow this looks so delish .. making me hungry , thanks for sharing a must try 🙂

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  11. Amy Heffernan — September 8, 2014 @ 2:35 pm (#)

    This looks very good and a great way to get good food into the kids. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Anna+W — October 1, 2014 @ 10:23 am (#)

    Looks great! My kids LOVE kidney beans what awesome dinner idea.

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  13. sarah+jackson — October 7, 2014 @ 5:12 pm (#)

    This looks great ! think ill have to try it , maybe over some rice !

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  14. Wanda+Tracey — October 13, 2014 @ 8:35 pm (#)

    I love the look of this delicious sandwich because I love beans and hambuger.It’s a big favorite in our house and this sounds almost like a great sloppy joe.I like that you can switch to chicken or turkey too.

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  15. Jeannie — October 14, 2014 @ 8:39 pm (#)

    I made this today with some left over turkey thrown in and it is SO SO amazing!! It was a huge hit, even with my kids!

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  16. Trish — October 21, 2014 @ 3:29 pm (#)

    Looks amazing

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  17. Doris+Calvert — November 20, 2014 @ 1:01 pm (#)

    This looks great! Would love it to use for sloppy joe’s, thanks!

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  18. Lee-Ann — November 20, 2014 @ 1:10 pm (#)

    I’ve been looking for new recipes for potlucks – definitely going to try this one out!

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  19. dawn rader — November 28, 2014 @ 1:11 pm (#)

    this looks delicious. I will definitely be trying this one!

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  20. Alayne Langford — January 3, 2015 @ 7:44 pm (#)

    Just saying, my kids and my hubs would devour this!! Thanks for the recipe. Consider it pinned and primed!! 🙂

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  21. Mishelle — January 13, 2015 @ 11:02 am (#)

    Oh yummy yummy yummy!!! Looks like dinner is set for tonite!!

    M

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  22. heidi c. — January 29, 2015 @ 8:22 pm (#)

    This sounds so hearty and warming!

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  23. Dawn rader — February 16, 2015 @ 3:49 pm (#)

    this looks really good! Pinned for later!!

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  24. katie m — February 24, 2015 @ 11:07 am (#)

    This sounds so good and it seems like an easy week night dinner to put together. I would definitely add jalapenos to ours too.

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  25. Rick F — March 1, 2015 @ 12:46 pm (#)

    I’ve had these before, they are really good

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  26. Elva Roberts — April 13, 2015 @ 5:40 pm (#)

    I know that this Ranch Style Beans recipe is a winner. I plan to make it as sloppy Joes and leave out the meat so that it is a complete veggie dish. I think this would make a wonderful meal even without the meat.

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  27. kathy downey — May 20, 2015 @ 2:14 pm (#)

    We really enjoyed this recipe

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  28. kathy downey — July 2, 2015 @ 10:34 am (#)

    That looks like an amazing great sloppy sandwich

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  29. kathy downey — July 5, 2015 @ 10:37 am (#)

    I will definitely be trying this one again real soon

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  30. Debbie White Beattie — July 22, 2015 @ 11:36 pm (#)

    This recipe looks really good and fairly easy, which is great because I’m not that good at cooking. So thanks for giving me something that even I can do.

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  31. kathy downey — July 30, 2015 @ 4:36 pm (#)

    Hubby loves this for breakfast

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  32. Alexa Nernberg — July 31, 2015 @ 5:54 pm (#)

    Your “Ranch Style Beans” look and sound yummy. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. kathy downey — December 6, 2015 @ 8:20 am (#)

    Ive actually made this for the boys for breakfast,they love

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  34. AD — May 23, 2017 @ 2:30 pm (#)

    I like how versatile this recipe is; I can also make it meat free. Thanks!

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  35. Erin N — January 8, 2018 @ 11:56 am (#)

    Mmm kind of like a sloppy joe 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

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