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Ham and Beans

Ham and Beans

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STEPHNDON

My Mom created this recipe and I really enjoyed it as a child. As an adult, my taste changed just a bit so I modified her recipe to 'kick it up' a bit. It is fabulous even though the ingredients list is quite short! This is a must make with leftover ham and everyone agrees it's absolutely delicious.

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  • Calories:
  • 300 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 6.7 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 42.8g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 423 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Rinse beans in a large pot; discard shriveled beans and any small stones. Add 8 cups of cold water. Let stand overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse beans.
  2. Return beans to pot and add ham, onion, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne and parsley and water to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until beans are tender. Add more water if necessary during cooking time.
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VALERIEANN_
443
10/13/2007

My husband and I loved this recipe with just a few changes. After reading the reviews we cut the sugar in half, but it was still too sweet and too hot for us. So the next day we made another batch and we reduced the sugar to 1 Tbsp. and cut the cayenne in half. I also sauteed the chopped onion and chopped ham in 2 Tbsp of butter to bring out more flavor before adding it to the beans. Both times I precooked the beans after soaking overnight, then put all the ingredients together (including the tip about baking soda, used 1/4 tsp) in a crock pot with just enough boiling water to not quite cover, on high for about 2 hours before dinner. A definite keeper!

SuperN
294
6/7/2005

Awesome! Just like grandma used to make. I reduced the brown sugar slightly to 1/3 cup. And a pinch (maybe 1/2 tsp) of baking soda makes the beans creamy and much less gassy.

ATCRUISER
204
12/29/2003

Prepares well in the crock pot also!