Southern Ham and White Beans from leftovers
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Southern Ham and White Beans

A traditional Southern dish, white beans are cooked with a leftover hambone. This will make enough beans to feed you all week. Serve with homemade cornbread and a green salad for a complete meal!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time4 hrs
Course: dinner
Cuisine: american, southern
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 144kcal


  • 2 cups dried beans about 1/2 pound
  • Ham Bone
  • bay leaf
  • fresh thyme sprigs
  • onion quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • water


  • First, soak the beans for at least 8 hours or overnight in water. Alternatively, place beans in a dutch oven, cover with water and bring to boil. Boil for a few minutes then remove from heat and place lid on top. Let sit for 2 hours.
  • Next, place beans in a large dutch oven along with the rest of the ingredients and cover with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer. Cook for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve with cornbread and a green salad.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 473mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2.3mg