When I was browsing the Homesick Texan’s house yesterday I noticed another post she did on “Ranch Style” beans that she missed from her time growing up in Texas. I remembered her musings when I was looking around for something to fix and spotted some red beans in my cupboard. This isn’t her recipe because I was too lazy to look it back up. It is close to it if you back off far enough. I soaked the beans for a bit in water before I decided to give the crockpot a spin. I dumped the water and put the beans in the pot with a diced onion, a can of tomato bits, a covering of beef broth, a few chunks of cured ham and a generous dose of chili powders of various sorts. I think they worked well enough but I’ll not be entering any bean throwdowns with them.