Grandma's Beans

Grandma's Beans Recipe

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Dutch Reyveld


Many people of my generation are VERY familiar with beans! They would be a whole dinner at least 2~3 times a month. I loved them then, even more now. Grandmother had to balance thrift with Grandfathers explosive appreciation...

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24 Hr
5 Hr


1 lb
great northern or navy beans
1 large
smoked ham hock
1 medium
onion diced
piece bay leaf
2 Tbsp
apple cider vinegar (optional)

How to Make Grandma's Beans


  • 1Pick over and soak beans overnight or use soak and boil method on the package. Discard that water.
  • 2Bring 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)
  • 3When 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.
  • 4As 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.

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About Grandma's Beans

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes