Ham and Beans


  • 1 pound dry great Northern beans
  • ½ pound cooked ham, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Rinse beans in a large pot; discard shriveled beans and any small stones. Add 8 cups of cold water. Let stand overnight or at least 8 hours. Drain and rinse beans.


  • Step 2

    Return beans to pot and add ham, onion, brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne and parsley andwater to cover. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until beans are tender. Add more water if necessary during cooking time.

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