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New Year's Day Ham and Beans

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January  1, 2010
Author Notes

My mom makes this recipe every year for good luck, and now I do too. It's simple but everyone loves it. —Emilie

  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Great Northern beans
  • 1/2 onion, chopped, or more to taste
  • 1 cup chopped celery leaves, and some of the inner ribs chopped if desired
  • 1 ham bone with some ham still attached
  • 2 pounds ham, cut in 1 inch chunks
  • salt to taste
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Pick over beans and soak in water overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse beans.
  3. Put beans in large pot and cover with 6 cups of water.
  4. Add celery leaves, celery if desired, onion, ham and ham bone.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat to a simmer, and partially cover with lid.
  7. Simmer for 2 hours, until desired thickness (we like ours thick, but you could also make it soupier). Add salt at end depending on how salty your ham is.
  8. Serve with cornbread.
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