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Ham and Beans with onions/tomatoes, in a recent magazine. I can't find the recipe online, does anyone have it? Used ham steak, not ham hocks.
Submitted by cyndiharvey

Sorry, we couldn’t find any recent recipes as described, but here’s a delicious ham and beans recipe from our files.


Beans and Ham Hocks


Prep: 15 minutes   Cook: 1-1/2 hours   Stand: 1 hour  



1-1/4 cups dried pinto or Great Northern beans (8 oz.)

6 cups water

2 small smoked ham hocks (about 8 oz. each)

2 tsp. butter

1/4 tsp. salt


1. 1. Rinse beans. In a large saucepan, combine beans and 3 cups of the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain beans and return to saucepan.

2. 2. Add the remaining 3 cups water, ham hocks and butter to beans. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender, adding more water, if necessary, and stirring occasionally.

3. 3. Remove ham hocks; cool slightly. Remove meat from ham hocks; chop meat. Stir chopped meat and salt into beans. Cover and cook for 5 to 10 minutes more or until heated through. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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I am looking for the same recipe that cyndiharvey is looking for. it had bushes navy canned beans, tomatoes, garlic, onion and molasses in it, and was from last year. everyone that i made it for loved it. I can't find my recipe. Lil Oneill
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