How to Cook Dried Beans Step by Step. This recipe and tutorial will allow you to make the perfect pot of beans to be enjoyed with your favorite corn bread recipe.
Course: Main Course
1 packageHam hocks, sliced ham or baconOptional and use as much as you like. Adds a nice flavor to the beans
Sort your beans and place in a pot, covering with water. Let soak overnight.
Drain soak water. Cover with new water. Add the following according to taste: Salt, pepper, sugar, and oil. A good rule of thumb is to start with a tablespoon of each and then taste it several hours later and add more if you think it needs it. Add one of the following for additional seasoning : Ham hock, ham bone, or slice of country ham. In a pinch, I have actually seasoned my beans with bacon before.
Bring water to a simmer over medium-high heat. Cover and reduce heat to low. Stir the beans occasionally to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot, about every 30 minutes. Gently cook beans over low heat until tender and the consistency that you want, 60 to 90 minutes (may take more time depending on how you like them)