Ultimate Great Northern Beans

sobota, 8 lutego 2014

Ultimate Great Northern Beans

Time: 11 hrs

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces great northern beans
  • 30 ounces chicken broth (canned)
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes with green chilies (ro-tel)
  • 1 large white onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 6 ounces smoked pork pork jowl, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 48 ounces water

Directions

  • 1 Soak the beans in cold water overnight. Make sure that there is twice as much water as beans because they will swell up.
  • 2 In 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.
  • 3 Add the onion and allow to simmer until the onion is tender, stirring often.
  • 4 Rinse 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.
  • 5 Boil, covered, over low heat until beans are tender, stirring occasionally (about 2-3 hours).
  • 6 Serve with cornbread, fried potatoes, eggs and biscuits.
  • 7 If you wish, you can use chunks of ham or bacon instead of pork jowl.

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