Do you love Ham and Beans as much as I do? Have you ever made them before? I hadn’t before yesterday. It is SO simple, that I will definitely be making these Ham and Beans again and again!
Aunt Lou here.
We found this great deal on a huge spiral cut, picnic ham and made up this Brown Sugar Ham that was yuuuuuummmmmy! And I already knew what I was going to do with the leftovers…there was no other option than Ham and Beans for me!
There are quite a few recipes that my Momma made while I was growing up that I absolutely loved….Ham and Beans is definitely one of them. We probably ate about half of our almost 11 lb ham, and I couldn’t resist anymore. It was time to make my very first pot of Ham and Beans.
I’m not really sure why I had not ever made a pot. I guess I thought it might be hard. It seemed simple enough, but it is Ham and Beans! You don’t want to mess that up!
It just so happened that Mom and Dad were at my house putting a new roof on our house, so I didn’t even have to call to find out the recipe! It was WAY easier than I thought!
(Psst…wanna make them in your crock pot? Cris has got you covered with this Crock Pot Ham and Beans recipe over on Recipes that Crock!)
Ham and Beans
Take a large pot (one that is much bigger than your hunk of ham) and fill it just under halfway with water.
Put it on the stove on high heat and throw your ham in.
Once your water is at a rolling boil, throw in your beans.
Make sure your beans are completely covered, adding water if necessary.
The most important thing is to check back periodically, give your beans a stir and add water when needed.
Three hours later, turn your beans off, bake some cornbread and bon appétit! Just like Momma makes it. 🙂
Ham and Beans
- 5-6 lb ham leftover ham works great!
- 2 lbs beans
- Take a large pot and fill it just under halfway with water.
- Put it on the stove on high heat and throw your ham in.
- Once your water is at a rolling boil, throw in your beans.
- Make sure your beans are completely covered, adding water if necessary.
- Check back periodically, give your beans a stir and add water when needed.
- Cook for three hours, until beans are tender.
About Aunt Lou
I'm the wife of Michael and momma of a preschooler and toddler just walking through this life step by step focusing on enjoying the little things in life. I am in awe of the many blessings big and small I receive daily from a pretty amazing God who calls me His own. Sometimes life is crazy and messy, but I am loving every minute of it. Welcome to my chaos.
Uh… what KIND of beans?? Baked beans out of a can, or navy beans out of a package, or what? Any flavoring besides the ham? How does it get the color shown in the picture?