Nothing quite adds a little Southern goodness in your mouth like a big ole pot of slowly simmered Southern-Style White Beans and Ham topped with fresh sliced garden fresh green onions, diced jalapeño peppers , and served with freshly cooked collard greens and a nice warm buttery slice of cornbread.
My recipe for Southern-Style White Beans and Ham has layers and layers of wonderful flavors starting with cooking the dried white Northern beans in a rich vegetable stock , adding diced ham, sliced celery, chopped yellow onions, diced jalapeño, fresh herbs, and Cajun seasonings to really add a great slightly spicy layer of flavor to the Southern-Style White Beans and Ham
In case you didn’t catch what type of beans I used y’all, the secret is out they’re Northern Beans, yes you heard me correctly, I did say, “Northern Beans” Oddly enough many of us Southerners like to use those wonderful Northern beans in our pot of Southern-Style White Beans and Ham, who would have thought we would do that in the south, raise your hand?
If you have ever lived anywhere remotely near the South you have probably had some version of Southern-Style White Beans and Ham at one time or another. We grew up on these wonderful filling Soup beans served quite often near the fall and winter time. My mom makes her a little different from I do; I love veggies and spicy foods so I like adding celery, yellow onions, and jalapeño in mine she likes her more basic and to the point. Continue reading