Monday, February 10, 2014

Great Northern Beans

2 lbs - Dry Great Northern Beans (rinsed and drained)
2 lbs - Smoked Ham Hocks or Leftover Ham bone.
1 - Gallon Water (add more if needed)
1 - Yellow Onion (chopped)
3 - Garlic Cloves (minced)
2 - Celery Stalks (chopped)
2 - Carrots (chopped)
2-3 - Bay Leaves
1 tsp - Black Pepper
Salt to taste

1.  In a large pot combine beans and water, bring to a boil for 10 minutes, turn off heat, cover and let soak for 2 hours.  DO NOT DRAIN
2.  After 2 hours add all of the remaining ingredients to the pot with the beans and water, return to a boil.
3.  Reduce heat to med-low and cook for 2.5 hours or until the beans and ham hocks are tender.
4.  Taste for salt, add to taste.



  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Jill, glad you enjoyed it!

    2. We buy two cans of beans TO make ham and beans for supper tonight should we buy like one more can