Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ham & Beans

My mom shared this recipe with me several years ago.  She made these quite often when I was growing up.  My hubby loves ham & beans so I try to make them on occasion.  This is also our New Year's Day meal!  Such a simple meal to prepare and it's great paired with homemade cornbread!! 

 Start with 1 lb. of dried Great Northern beans.  You will need to soak them in water overnight.  Mine soaked for about 12 hours.  There will be directions on the package for preparing the beans. 

 Drain soak water and rinse beans well and drain.  To drained beans, add 6 cups water.

 Then add one cup onion seasoning blend and 2 cups diced ham.

 Simmer for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until beans are tender.  Serve with cornbread!!

Ham & Beans
1 lb. dried Great Northern beans (soaked overnight)
6 cups water
1 cup frozen onion seasoning blend
2 cups diced ham

Soak beans overnight according to package directions.  Drain soak water, rinse beans well and drain.  To drained beans, add 6 cups water, 1 cup frozen onion seasoning blend, and 2 cups diced ham.  Simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours or until beans are tender.


  1. This looks like a wonderful, comforting and frugal meal! I'm thinking it would be great using the leftover Christmas ham! I'm not familiar with the onion seasoning blend, though. I'll have to look for something to substitute.

  2. Alison- It's in the frozen vegetable section. It's frozen diced onions with added celery, red pepper and I think parsley. It's great for spaghetti sauce, chili, soups, or any other recipe that calls for onion. Needless to say, I don't like chopping onions!!