I had some left over ham I needed to use up before it went bad. So I decided to make some ham and beans. I asked for some advice on using dry beans, and they requested I post it up so Here it is. I Thought I had pics of every thing I was putting in them, but some dummy forgot to put in the memory card. All is not lost just the prep pics, as I realized my mistake when I went to up load them to my computer.
Using the dry beans I got a much better flavor then when I use the caned, I WILL be using them again.
What went into these ham and beans was;
1# Pinto beans and 1# Great Northern Beans (soaked in cold water 8 hours brought to a boil then drained and rinsed)
Left over ham and bone along with all juices( approximately 6 cups Diced a 2 1/2 Qt bowl was about 1/2 full)
ham was re-smoked and glazed with packet that comes with it to which I added 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1tsp Chinese 5 spice, 1/2 tsp ground cloves
4 cups diced carrots
1 bunch celery diced tops and all
1 large red onion diced and 1 large yellow onion diced
1# turnips diced
1 head garlic chopped (12 cloves)
6-8 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup dark brown sugar (ham was a bit salty so I used 1 cup normally use 1/2, should have used 3/4)
4 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp Beau Monde Seasoning
1 tsp CBP
Every one in the pool 45 min into the cook
1 1/2 hours into cook time to cook uncovered to reduce
1 hour later ready to eat
Corn bread ready to go in oven
Corn Bread fresh out of oven
Bear View, Don't that look tasty. BOY were they good I ate 3 bowls. I am stuffed to the gills
So there ya have it my Hammy ham and beans hope ya all enjoyed checking this out as much as I did making and eating them.