Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

These beans are wonderful with freshly baked cornbread slathered with butter. They can be prepared well in advance and freeze well. I like to serve them with a blob of sour cream sprinkled with chopped cilantro.Prep time does not include the overnight soaking of the beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans in a large pot over night in water to cover by at least 3 inches.
  2. Drain and return to same pot.
  3. Add water to cover by 2 inches and the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Bring to a boil and simmer until beans are tender, about 3 hours.
  5. Discard salt pork and season.
Most Helpful

Wonderful- I used left over ham from Christmas. I did not use salt pork.

kimberley peterson December 28, 2003