1/7 Photos of Ultimate Great Northern Beans
Bone Man's Note:
I usually cook these outdoors, suspending a cast iron pot over a campfire but honestly, they taste about the same on the stovetop. And the flavor is just great. If you've yet to adopt a cooked beans recipe, this might be the one you're looking for. It's right out of Appalachia.
My Private Note
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- 1Soak the beans in cold water overnight. Make sure that there is twice as much water as beans because they will swell up.
- 2In a large cooking pot, pour in the cooking oil and toss in the smoked jowl pieces. Stir and allow them to sizzle over medium heat for 5 or 6 minutes. After they brown a bit, deglaze the pot with about 4 ounces of the chicken broth.
- 3Add the onion and allow to simmer until the onion is tender, stirring often.
- 4Rinse the beans in fresh water a final time and, after draining, add them, plus all the remaining ingredients into the pot. This should include the 48 ounces of water listed in the ingredients.
- 5Boil, covered, over low heat until beans are tender, stirring occasionally (about 2-3 hours).
- 6Serve with cornbread, fried potatoes, eggs and biscuits.
- 7If you wish, you can use chunks of ham or bacon instead of pork jowl.
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Nutritional Facts for Ultimate Great Northern Beans
Serving Size: 1 (424 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 241.2
- Calories from Fat 157
- Total Fat 17.4 g
- Saturated Fat 5.8 g
- Cholesterol 19.1 mg
- Sodium 793.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
- Sugars 1.1 g
- Protein 7.9 g