I got this from a friend years ago. Super simple to make. The combination sounds weird, but it works. Use more or less soy sauce to you taste. I like to serve this with Triscuit crackers. This needs to be made at least 4 hours ahead of serving time, but overnight is best. This will last a week in the refrigerator, covered. Enjoy!
My husband asked me to make beans when we first got married. He told me how and went to work looking forward to beans for dinner. Well he was very dissapointed. I was used to really thick baked beans...so...I poured out all the juice! This recipe is almost like soup. For those who like thicker beans just cut down on the water, but the beans will be thicker the next day. Ham shanks usually come in a package cut up into 2 or three portions.
This is one of those recipes that you can tweak to suit your taste.
This is slightly different version of the casserole recipes I have seen on this web site. I thought I would post it because it such a wonderful side dish. I got it about 35 years ago from my sister-in-law who served with Christmas prime rib dinner. It's just not Christmas in our house without this side dish. Use a very large skillet. You can make it ahead, and add 15 miutes to baking time if it has been refridgerated.
I had this salad for the first time several years ago when my friend made it for our monthly bunco get together. It was a BIG hit. Some people consider this more of a creamy Italian dressing. I don't care what you call it..It's great.