How to Make Grandma's Beans
- Pick over and soak beans overnight or use soak and boil method on the package. Discard that water.
- Bring six cups of stock to a boil. I use Chicken Bouillon Granules to make this. Put beans, stock, onions, ham hock and bay leaf in a crock pot for 5~6hrs on low.(You can certainly do this stove-top in a dutch oven or large pot)
- When beans are done to the consistency you like, remove the ham hock and shred or chop the meat, returning it to the beans, Remove the bay leaf.
- As a finish and optional, add 1~2 Tbs of Cider Vinegar to brighten the taste and season with S & P...IF they're too soupy, throw a cup or so in your blender, whirl and return. You should be able to stand a spoon in them.