My Very Hammy Ham and Beans with LOTS of Q-VIEW.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sprky, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had some left over ham I needed to use up before it went bad. So I decided to make some ham and beans. I asked for some advice on using dry beans, and they requested I post it up so Here it is.  I Thought I had pics of every thing I was putting in them, but some dummy forgot to put in the memory card[​IMG].  All is not lost just the prep pics, as I realized my mistake when I went to up load them to my computer.

    Using the dry beans I got a much better flavor then when I use the caned, I WILL be using them again.

    What went into these ham and beans was;

    1# Pinto beans and 1# Great Northern Beans (soaked in cold water 8 hours brought to a boil then drained and rinsed)

    Left over ham and bone along with all juices( approximately 6 cups Diced a 2 1/2 Qt bowl was about 1/2 full)

    ham was re-smoked and glazed with packet that comes with it to which I added  1/4 cup brown sugar, 1tsp Chinese 5 spice, 1/2 tsp ground cloves

    4 cups diced carrots

    1 bunch celery diced tops and all

    1 large red onion diced and 1 large yellow onion diced

    1# turnips diced

    1 head garlic chopped (12 cloves)

    6-8 sprigs fresh thyme 

    1 cup dark brown sugar (ham was a bit salty so I used 1 cup normally use 1/2, should have used 3/4)

    4 tsp ground mustard

    1 tsp Beau Monde Seasoning

    1 tsp CBP

    Every one in the pool 45 min into the cook


    1 1/2 hours into cook time to cook uncovered to reduce


    1 hour later ready to eat


    Corn bread ready to go in oven


    Corn Bread fresh out of oven


    My bowl


    Bear View, Don't that look tasty. BOY were they good I ate 3 bowls. I am stuffed to the gills[​IMG]


    So there ya have it my Hammy ham and beans hope ya all enjoyed checking this out as much as I did making and eating them.
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not a big fan of the corn bread.  Guess I just don't have the real BBQ pedigree?

    But dang!  I would get all over those beans!

    Isn't it amazing what you do with ham ends, bacon ends, burnt ends and rib ends that other people might just throw away?

    Pass me a big old plate of that, bud!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    that looks and sounds really good, I think I'll get some bacon and ham out  of the freezer and do some up this weekend

    Thank for sharing the Q-view
  4. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I make a Ham Bone Soup similar to that with ham, beans, rice, barley, vegetables, macaroni, potatoes, and the killer... besides the beans... cabbage!  OMG it's good, but it will hurt ya too!
  5. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks like ya done did the gang like it and are ya going to have any left overs like ya planned?
  6. Looks like a awesome meal from here!!! I love to make bean soup with my leftover double smoked ham bones...the family enjoys it also.[​IMG]
  7. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes Rob every one LOVED it. We have enough for another meal and maybe a lunch or 2.  Had I used all 4# of beans we would have been eating them for a week, and i'm not sure they would have fit in the Pot, along with every thing else......LOL
  8. scrappynadds

    scrappynadds Smoking Fanatic

  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    O Yea now you talking....the cornbread looks perfect are you sure your not from Louisiana ????
  10. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ham & beans a classic combination.Traditions exist for a reason & will outlast a lot of that chefy tricky food. Great job.
  11. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Man that is some grub!!!! I'll take the corn bread that venture doesn't want. Gotta have corn bread with beans. You just inspired me to take the ham bone and scraps out of the freezer that I had from a recent ham smoke. [​IMG]
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    What a great looking meal! Nice job!
  13. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You did good!...JJ
  14. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks guys I assure ya it was wonderful. I had a bowl for lunch and it tasted even better, just like my chili does always better the next day. since its also for dinner today it's gonna get mighty windy at my

    I also agree ya gotta have the corn bred with beans
  15. cdldriver

    cdldriver Meat Mopper

    looks aw sum.[​IMG]

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