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BEST SOUTHERN WHITE BEANS

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I ate a lot of white beans growing up.  There is nothing better than an old fashion pot of Southern white beans and a piece of buttery cornbread.  I will teach you how easy it is to make these Southern White Beans with ham in your Slow Cooker or Dutch oven.

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There is nothing better than a pot of Southern white beans.  I will teach you how easy it is to make these Southern White Beans with ham in your slow cooker. #beans #whitebeans #slowcooker #crockpot
Southern White beans with ham #beans #whitebeans #slowcooker #crockpot

My Aunt Dot

My dad’s sister, my Aunt Dot, still tells this story about me and beans.  She was watching me, my oldest brother, and younger brother when I was three years old while my mother was at the hospital having my youngest sister.  My aunt was in the kitchen fixing a pot of white beans, and I was extremely polite trying to talk her out of fixing the beans.  I was saying things like “Aunt Dot, You do not have to go to so much trouble fixing those beans for me.”  I am impressed that I was this smart at three years old.

The Truth

The truth was that I did like the beans because we ate them so often; I was hoping to have something different.  Today, I do not eat them as often, but when I do, I enjoy them.  They are incredibly delicious and comforting.  Sometimes, all I want for dinner is a bowl of white beans and a piece of melt in your mouth cornbread.

Tips for Fixing Southern White Beans

When I fix these beans in my cast-iron stockpot, I let them simmer for 2 hours or until they are tender.  This is a great recipe to prepare in a slow cooker too.  If you are preparing these beans in the crock-pot, allow them to cook 10 to 12 hours on low and 5 to 6 hours on high for them to get tender.  Once the beans are tender, remove the bay leaves and the ham bone. 

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Steps To Cooking White Beans In A Slow Cooker

  • After soaking the beans overnight, rinse them well.
  • Add the ham bone, beans, diced onions, granulated garlic, bay leaves, sugar, black pepper, and Cajun seasoning, and enough water to cover the beans.
  • Cook on high 5 hours.

Steps To Cooking White Beans In A Dutch Oven

  • After soaking the beans overnight, rinse and drain the beans well.
  • Cover the beans with water.
  • Add the ham bone and bring it to a boil.
  • Combine the beans, diced onions, granulated garlic, bay leaves, sugar, black pepper, and Cajun seasoning.
  • Cover and simmer for 2 hours until beans are tender.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST SOUTHERN WHITE BEANS
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Southern White Beans

There is nothing better than an old fashion pot of white beans and a piece of buttery cornbread.  I will show you how easy it is to make these Southern White Beans in both the slow cooker and dutch oven.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Course: Entree or Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, Easter Sides, vegetables, white beans
Servings: 12
Calories: 135kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dried navy beans cover with water and soak the beans overnight8 cups of water – The water should cover the beans about an inch
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 ham bone I like to use a Country Hambone or a Honey Ham Bone. Both of these ham bones are great. You can also use bacon or a ham hock.
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 bay leaves remove before serving the beans
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

Instructions

  • COOKING BEANS IN DUTCH OVEN
  • Add the water and the ham bone and bring it to a boil.
  • Combine the beans, onions, and seasonings.
  • Cover and simmer for 2 hours until beans are tender.
  • If you are eating the beans as a side dish, you may not want to add additional water when it evaporates. If you are eating them as soup, add additional water as it evaporates.
  • COOKING WHITE BEANS IN SLOW COOKER
  • After soaking the beans overnight, rinse them well.
  • Add the ham bone, beans, onions, and seasonings.
  • Cook on high 5 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg
There is nothing better than a pot of Southern white beans.  I will teach you how easy it is to make these Southern White Beans with ham in your slow cooker. #beans #whitebeans #slowcooker #crockpot
There is nothing better than a pot of Southern white beans.  I will teach you how easy it is to make these Southern White Beans with ham in your slow cooker. #beans #whitebeans #slowcooker #crockpot

8 thoughts on “BEST SOUTHERN WHITE BEANS”

  1. 5 stars
    White beans in the fall and winter time as the chill begins before we head out for tons of leaf removal is a solid idea. At Handsome Lawn Service, we know what it’s like to be from the south and we know a good set of beans when we smell them on the stove. Thank you for a perfect recipe to add to our repertoire down here in Arlington, Texas.

    • Cristie,

      I am so glad you like my Southern White Bean recipe. I truly need to redo the pictures on this post. The white beans are delicious, but the pictures are not so good.

      Thank you so much for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread. I truly appreciate your support!
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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  3. Oh, I needed this recipe, thank you so much for sharing it. Im going to make it this weekend for a church luncheon. Great!!!! Thanks again.

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