SHELLY BEANS WITH COUNTRY HAM

3
Teresa G

By
@GrannyGravymaker

Another southern classic. As usual, fresh is best.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
4 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil or bacon grease
  • 1-1 1/2 c
    diced country ham or 1 ham hock
  • 1 large
    onion, diced
  • 1 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • ·
    water to cover beans by 2 inches
  • 1 1/2 c
    dried beans (such as red beans, horticultures, pinto etc.), soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 1-1 1/2 qt
    fresh green beans, broken into bite size
  • 1 Tbsp
    ham flavored soup base (optional)

How to Make SHELLY BEANS WITH COUNTRY HAM

Step-by-Step

  1. In a 4 quart (or larger) dutch oven or stock pot, over medium-high heat, add oil or grease and ham. (If using ham hock, see step 4.)
  2. Saute for 1 minute, add onion and continue to saute until ham and onions just begin to brown.
  3. Reduce heat to low, add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Quickly add about 2 cups of water to the pot and increase heat to high. (If using ham hock, add now.)
  5. Add dried beans, green beans and enough water to cover by at least 2 inches.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low/medium-low, cover and let simmer for 2 hours, checking every 1/2 hour to see if additional water is needed.
  7. Add 2 teaspoons ham soup base, cover loosely (to allow some evaporation) and simmer 1 to 3 additional hours, occasionally checking liquid level in pot. (Allow liquid level to reduce to just barely covering the beans.)
  8. Taste beans and add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. NOTE: Small red potatoes may be added during last 1/2 hour of cooking if desired.
  10. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.

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About SHELLY BEANS WITH COUNTRY HAM

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Gluten-Free, Wheat Free




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