southern ham and beans

Patsy Fowler

By
@hellchell1

my mom cooks these beans and ham they are delish


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

4 Hr

Ingredients

1 lb
mixed dried beans pintos and great northerns
1 Tbsp
salt add more if needed
1 tsp
pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
bacon drippings
2 c
chopped country ham pieces or you can use ham stock

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Place the beans one handful at a time in a colander in the sink. Pick through them as you put the in the colander and pick out any little rocks or shriveled beans.
2
Run water over the beans to wash them off really well. Place the beans in a deep pan.
3
Cover with water about 2 inches above the beans. Bring to a boil. Boil for about 2 minutes. Watch carefully so they don't boil over.
4
Carefully pour the water off of the beans and then cover with fresh water to about 2 inches above the beans.
5
Bring to a boil again and then turn down to a low simmer. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and bacon drippings at this point.
6
I like to let the beans cook for about 2 hours and add in the ham and cook them for at least another 2 hours.
7
Add water at this point if beans have soaked up to much water. This is not a quick dish but it is fairly carefree once you get it on. Just be sure to check your beans every hour and add more water if needed.
8
When the beans are done taste for seasoning and add accordingly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy