Recipe by aderendal
This is a soul-satisfying dish. It is a great remedy for the winter blahhs and perfect for when you feel like entertaining your closest friends. Great with a crusty bread and salad.
Top Review by Secret Agent
Well this is comfort food at it's best. Yummy, easy and feeds a crowd. It's very forgiving if you cheat on the ingredients (try chorizo)or if you let it cook a little longer. It's so good! I add a Tablespoon of Montreal Steak Seasoning in place of the salt and pepper. I use a huge cast iron dutch oven that is older than the hills and it comes out PERFECT! I am going to send this to a couple of my Agents who are work at home Mom's!
- 1 lb dried great northern beans
- 2 1⁄2 quarts water
- 1⁄2 lb salt pork, with skin
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots, cut in half
- 2 stalks celery, halved
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 -7 lbs chicken
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 lb smoked sausage
- 2 lbs boneless pork chops
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Directions See How It's Made
- Sort and wash beans.
- Place in 8-qt ovenproof dutch oven.
- Cover with water 2 inches above beans and let stand 8hrs or overnight.
- Add 2 1/2qt water to beans.
- Stir in salt pork, garlic and next five ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, cover and cook 2hrs or until beans are tender, adding water if necessary.
- Remove and discard salt pork, onion, carrots, celery and bay leaf.
- Set aside.
- Place chicken in a roasting pan, sprinkle with salt and 2tsp pepper.
- Bake at 350* for 2hours or until thermometer reads 180*.
- Cool completely, reserving 3tbs drippings.
- Cut chicken into serving size pieces and set aside.
- Cook sausage in skillet over med-high heat until browned.
- Remove and set aside.
- Add pork chops and cook until browned on both sides.
- Remove and set aside, reserving drippings.
- Add reserved chicken drippings to drippings in skillet.
- Add chopped onion and garlic.
- Cook over med-high heat stirring constantly, until tender.
- Add wine and cook until reduced by half.
- Add diced tomatoes, 1/2tsp thyme and 2 tsp pepper.
- Stir into beans.
- Spoon half of bean mixture, sausage, chicken and pork chops into dutch oven, repeat layers.
- Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
- Bake at 325* for 1 1/2hours.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley.
- *Note-you might want to drain the beans a bit before adding tomato mixture or it is too liquidy.