Old Fashioned Ham and Beans

Kathie Carr Recipe

By Kathie Carr kathiecc

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Grandma always made bean soup in the week after Easter with the left-over ham bone and meat.


1 lb
great northern beans, soaked overnight and drained
1/2 lb
cooked ham meat, shredded or cubed
ham bone with some meat left on it
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 small
onion, chopped fine
1/2 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
water to cover all

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine the beans (which were soaked in water overnight and drained), ham, ham bone, brown sugar, onion, garlic salt, and black pepper in a soup kettle. Pour enough water into the kettle to cover the mixture by about 2 inches. Simmer 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, or until beans are done and mixture has blended flavors well.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups

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Lisa Swarm ShoeGirl
Jan 26, 2014
Kathie this was quite tasty! Our family loved it and we will be making it again! Thank you for sharing!
Lisa Swarm ShoeGirl
Jan 26, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Joey Wolf 8of10
Apr 18, 2013
for a sweet cornbread, use a Jiffy cornbread mix AND a Jiffy white or yellow cake mix. Mix both according to directions, combine and bake in a 9x13 prepared cake pan....the texture will be more cake like, but oh so good!
Kathie Carr kathiecc
Dec 26, 2012
I buy those Jiffy cornbread mixes 4 at a time, especially in the winter. Its not Grandma's cornbread but its not bad with some real butter on it.
Mary Villearreal Mary_Villearreal
Dec 26, 2012
I thinking of making this today since I have ham left over but don't have Jiffy cornbread mix or cornmeal.I vacuum sealed 5 bags of ham so when all the snow is long gone I'll go to the store to get some corn bread mix.