Eating Nose to Tail


 
Ham is always beautiful thing - but there's something especially special about a nice leftover ham bone.  Unless you're a compulsive ham eater ham bones only come around a couple times a year, and it's a big decision picking out the recipe to use it in.  A simple pot of beans is one of my favorites.

Here's my simple recipe for beans, if you've got one I recommend using a slow cooker - if not just simmer it away over a low stove.
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Two bones, and some beans.
Ham Bone Beans
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb dried navy beans
  • 1 ham bone with plenty of meat
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
Fry onions in a knob of butter until soft.  Add dry navy beans, ham bone, ketchup, water, brown sugar, maple syrup and smoked paprika.  Simmer over very low heat until beans are soft but not falling apart adding more water as needed, 3-5 hours.

Or, put everything in a slow cooker and cook on low.

Serves 4-6
 


Comments

Tristan Mills
05/17/2011 02:55

Sydney,

Beans are a focal point in many of of my favourite dishes. Baked beans being the ultimate! This one has me really excited as I've been experimenting on different way to deliver fat and flavour into the "bake". I often use a whole pork hock or strips of pork belly, ect. This recipe sounds like a ton of fun, I can't wait to try!

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Sydney
05/17/2011 03:03

Beans are amazing - I've got another recipe for pork roast with white beans and tomatillos I've been trying to sneak on here :)

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