White Beans and Rib Greens

Sherry Blizzard

By
@akflurry

Holy smokes this turned out fantastic! I hate wasting those tough ribs from turnip greens, kale and etc. NEVER throw out your ribs again. They cook up quite nicely with beans and a smoked ham hock, salt pork or bacon ends.

Coming from a family of Colorado pinto bean farmers, I love, love, love my beans and my mother makes sure I have a good supply here in Fairbanks, Alaska all year long.

White beans just sounded right at the time. Beans and greens make a perfect marriage!

I pressure cooked mine but there is no reason you can't open kettle your rib greens and beans.


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
small white beans
3 c
turnip or other green ribs, diced
1 c
fine diced bacon (or use a ham hock or salt pork)
2 clove
garlic, diced
water to cover 3" above ingredients
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
These are the ingredients you will need. (Note: I only used 1/2 the bag of beans or 1 lb.)
2
Sort the beans. Despite what some people believe, packaged beans are still dirty and you should remove all debris.
3
Wash beans thoroughly under cold water.
4
Dice up the rib greens (this is the tough part of kale, collard and turnip greens we normally throw away.)
5
Combine all ingredients into the pressure cooker or into a large dutch oven or soup pot. Add pepper.
6
If pressure cooking, cook for 1 hour. If open kettle, cook until beans are at desired tenderness.
7
I would suggest serving this up with a pan of cornbread. Let that cornbread soak up all those wonderful juices. If you want some added spice, you should sprinkle on a little Louisiana Hot Sauce.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy