Donna Brown Recipe

White Beans and Ham

By Donna Brown gabbiegirl


When cooking white beans (Great Northern Beans), I have found it is not necessary to soak the dried beans the night before if you cook them in a crockpot or slow cooker. (If you still want to soak them, put them in a pot of very hot water for about an hour, cover with pot lid, drain, then cook them in the crockpot or slow cooker.)


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings

Ingredients

1 lb
white or great northern beans
1 Tbsp
bacon drippings
1-2 tsp
red pepper flakes
leftover baked ham carcass
salt/black pepper to your taste
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Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse and drain white beans, removing any "rocks" or dried up looking beans. Put beans in a crockpot, add water, covering beans. Add bacon drippings, red pepper flakes and ham carcass (or cut up a ham steak into small pieces.) Cook on high until all are good and hot, about 2 hours. Turn temperature to low and continue to cook until beans are tender, about 4-5 hour, depending on crockpot or slow cooker. Remove ham and let cool. Trim ham from bone and fat and cut into bite-sized pieces. Return ham pieces to white beans. Any leftover beans are good to make white chili. Be careful adding more salt as your ham is going to be salty. **If you don't have any ham, add a small piece of fat back or salt pork to the beans while cooking.

About this Recipe

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