Southern White Beans

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 14
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 212.9
  • Total Fat: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.3 mg
  • Sodium: 981.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 14.9 g

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Great as a meal with rice or as a side dish to oven fried fish. Great as a meal with rice or as a side dish to oven fried fish.
Number of Servings: 14


    2 lb Great Northern Beans
    1.25 lb. ham shank, pickled pork or ham hock (not sweet ham)
    8-10 cups water
    2 cups chopped onion
    1 toe garlic, or about 5 cloves
    1 cup chopped celery
    1 medium green bell pepper
    2 tablespoons chopped parsley
    1 (8 oz) ham steak chopped
    Salt to taste, about 1.5 tablespoon
    Pepper to taste, about 1 tablespoon (less if desired)


Soak beans overnight in water. Saute onion and other vegetables in pot. Add beans and 6 cups water. Cook for about 1-1.5 hours until done.

Serve over brown rice. (not included)

This recipe can easily be halved to cook only 1 lb beans, but it freezes well, so I tend to make it in big batches and divide up into containers and freeze for later.

Number of Servings: 14

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SCRAP2DAY.

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