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Thread: Ham & Beans

  1. #1
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    Default Ham & Beans

    Making a big pot of ham beans. Ham bone and ham chunks from the ham I double smoked earlier this week. Using butter beans(extra large lima beans) for this cook.

    Beans after soaking overnight


    Double smoked ham chunks and bone, chopped celery, and chopped sweet onion onion


    celery, onion, and garlic sauteing using bacon grease & butter til softened in a cast iron pot


    Ham added to the saute to bring out a little extra flavor


    Beans drained, rinsed, and added to the pot. Then added some vegetable stock (homemade and kept in freezer) & a little water


    I'll bring this up to a boil, then turn down the heat, put the lid on, and let the pot simmer for a couple hours

    Cooked down and sauce has thickened.


    I'll let this cool down and put it in the fridge. Flavor is always better after it sits for a couple days in the fridge
    Then I'll heat up a couple bowls of it and serve it with a pan of cornbread.
    The rest will make 4 bowls that I'll vac-pac and put it in the freezer for a couple meals at a later date.

    Thanks for lookin'
    Jim

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    Hell yeah Jim! My kind of chow! Mrs. Shoots don't do butter beans, so just send enough for me!
    "Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken."
    Tom, smoker of meats and fine cigars
    UDS, Vicking grill


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    Best way to use up a ham bone!! Looks fantastic!
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    John

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    I knew we were in for a treat when you were saving that bone for beans. We weren't disappointed at all ... great pot O' beans! The veggie stock is a nice touch too. Ya'll are still eatin mighty fine down that way. Thanks for keepin the inspiration flowing brother!
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    My Oh My !!! That is my kind of comfort food. Excellent job.

    Stump's Stretch
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