Smoky White Beans & Ham
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 6 hours
For those who find this too salty try boiling the ham hocks first. It removes a lot of the salt. I use chopped onions and minced garlic instead of the powders. Other than that the recipe is the same. Great meal for the cold Canadian winters!
I made this today, added a can of diced tomatoes - since I was lazy, I used 3 cans of navy beans, a package of sliced frozen carrots and two cans of diced potatoes. I also added leftover ham cut-up - it was excellent!!
JCV4--did you perhaps use garlic and onion SALTS instead of powder? That would account for a lot of extra salt. Recipe sounds good--I'm going to give it a try.
I have never used beef broth when I cooked my white beans. It gave them a great flavor combined with the other seasonings and ham hocks. A great comfort food recipe.
I am currently soaking my dried beans. it's after midnight here. early in the morning I'll buy my smoked ham hocks and all will go in the Crocker. will report back when dinner is done. gonna serve with spongy home made crusty bread and simple green salad with mayo/ketchup/s&p/sweet relish/dijon as dressingwell, man is this tooooo salty and I love salt. tried adding small handful of raw unbleached sugar as sugar cuts salt, nope, then added more water, nope, put in a couple tablespoons of sour cream, nope. is this a complete wash? I did think of putting in either a small amount of vinegar/red wine/coffee.HELP? how do I save this please&thank you.
I really liked the flavor of this recipe and it made a lot! My only negative was that I thought it was very salty even though I used the reduced sodium chicken broth. Perhaps that was from the ham hocks. Adding some diced potatoes would maybe counteract the saltiness. The recipe was very easy to make and the house smelled wonderful while it was cooking!