Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Old Fashioned White Beans & Rice

old fashioned white beans recipe
Hello, everyone!  Do you like good home cooking?  I do!  There’s nothing better than an big pot of white beans along with a skillet of hot corn bread!  It’s the ultimate comfort food!
white beans, sausage & smoked pork pieces
This is the secret to this dish, smoked pork, along with the garlic and onions!  Here’s the recipe…
Old Fashioned White Beans
dry white northern beans, I used about 3/4 lb for a family of four
1/2 of small onion, chopped
2-3 teaspoons of minced garlic
smoked pork pieces
salt & pepper
1.  Rinse beans, put in bowl and cover with water.  Let soak until time to put in pot.
2.  In a medium to large stock pot, put in smoked pieces and cover with water.  Add onions and garlic.  Let boil for about 30 minutes.
3.  Drain beans and add to pot.  Add salt and pepper, along with a little more water.
4.  Bring to a full boil, reduce to a low boil. Cook for approximately 2 hours, adding more water and salt as needed.  While cooking, the beans will soften and will thicken to water, making a gravy.
5.  Optional – About 30 minutes before done, add sliced sausage.
That’s it!  An easy, inexpensive meal!  My husband is a big meat eater, so I put in the sausage but, personally, the beans are just find without it.  The smoked pork is what is giving it the great flavor!  You can serve them over rice and alone in bowl. It’s really great with a skillet of hot cornbread.  For the cornbread recipe, click here
white beans & rice
Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by!
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  1. It looks so delicious! Perfect meal for a cold day like today!

  2. Hey Tammy; Thank-You so much for posting such a Yummy looking Recipe!!! I am going to make this next week!!! I will be sure and let you know how it turned out!! :-)

  3. Good Morning,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a lovely week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. Can I tell you a secret? I like white beans & rice more than red beans & rice! Looks delicious! Thank you for linking with See Ya in the Gumbo. Good to have you stop by.


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