Grandma Terry's Southern Beans

READY IN: 6hrs 10mins
Recipe by Lil Miss Nikki

There's nothing like going to Grandma Terry's a big plate of beans and fried cornbread. A simple and very inexpensive meal.

Top Review by ladyfingers

Thanks for teaching us northerners how to make great southern beans. A nice smoky flavor to this easy, yet tasty recipe. Next time I will also follow reviewer breezermom's suggestion to add onion or garlic--saw it too late the first time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Start in the morning.
  2. Empty bag of beans into a strainer and clean, removing any bad ones and tossing them away.
  3. Pour beans and bacon to a dutch oven or stock pot. Add water til it's about 2 inch or so above the beans.
  4. Cook on medium heat, stirring ocationally and adding water as needed, til beans are tender. Around 4-5 hours.
  5. Lower heat to low and season to taste with salt and pepper. Continue simmering until ready to serve. Soups should thicken as it simmers.
  6. Remove bacon before serving.

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