Category: Dinner – Eat it!

Homemade Ranch Style Beans

Hearty enough for a meal on it’s own – but would shine as a side dish as well!


  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat
  • 3/4 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced bell pepper
  • 1 serrano pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and drained beans (or one can, drained and rinsed); like Mayocoba beans (similar to Pinto beans)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (if your beans aren’t already salted)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup water

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Taco Bar

Fun way to feed a crowd – and who doesn’t love a taco?!!

You’ll need:

  • Taco Meat
  • Charro Beans
  • Mexican Rice
  • Hard and soft shell tortillas


  • Toppings
    • Thinly sliced iceberg lettuce
    • Sliced tomato
    • Sliced white onion
    • Cilantro
    • Guacamole
    • Salsa
    • Sour Cream
    • Cheese, cheese and more cheese
    • Jalapenos (I used “tamed” pickled jalapenos for this crowd. For an adult crowd or crowd from Texas, slice up the fresh ones.)

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