southern ham and beans

Patsy Fowler


my mom cooks these beans and ham they are delish


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20 Min
4 Hr


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1 lb
mixed dried beans pintos and great northerns
1 Tbsp
salt add more if needed
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 Tbsp
bacon drippings
2 c
chopped country ham pieces or you can use ham stock

How to Make southern ham and beans


  • 1Place the beans one handful at a time in a colander in the sink. Pick through them as you put the in the colander and pick out any little rocks or shriveled beans.
  • 2Run water over the beans to wash them off really well. Place the beans in a deep pan.
  • 3Cover with water about 2 inches above the beans. Bring to a boil. Boil for about 2 minutes. Watch carefully so they don't boil over.
  • 4Carefully pour the water off of the beans and then cover with fresh water to about 2 inches above the beans.
  • 5Bring to a boil again and then turn down to a low simmer. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and bacon drippings at this point.
  • 6I like to let the beans cook for about 2 hours and add in the ham and cook them for at least another 2 hours.
  • 7Add water at this point if beans have soaked up to much water. This is not a quick dish but it is fairly carefree once you get it on. Just be sure to check your beans every hour and add more water if needed.
  • 8When the beans are done taste for seasoning and add accordingly.

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

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