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Remo Williams
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White beans recipe
Lots of good looking white beans in the WFDT threads. Anyone care to share? Mine's usually, beans, onions, garlic, tasso, ham, and maybe pickled pork. I use chicken stock and add a couple bay leaves. Season to taste and I've been adding fish sauce to all my soups and stews lately. Simmer all day. Any tips or tricks? TIA.


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re: White beans recipe
Here is one I cook all the time from Donald Link's Down South cookbook. It's different than your usual white beans recipe but delicious.

German Festival Ham & White Bean Stew

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Ingredients:


3 cups dried white beans (any variety)

2 tablespoons butter or bacon fat

1 large onion, diced

4 celery stalks, diced

1 medium carrot, finely chopped

5 garlic cloves, minced

1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed, seeded, and minced

5 bay leaves

2 teaspoons salt, or more to taste

1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or more to taste

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 pounds best-quality smoked ham or tasso, cut in 1/2-inch dice

2 tablespoons Creole or whole-grain mustard

A 4-inch fresh rosemary sprig, minced

9 cups chicken broth

1 small bunch collard greens or kale, large stems cut out, leaves cut into 2-inch squares


Instructions:


Place the beans in a large pot with enough water to cover them by 4 inches. Soak the beans overnight.


Heat the butter or bacon fat in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat.


Add the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, jalapeno, bay leaves, salt, pepper, and cayenne, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.


Add the ham, mustard, and rosemary, cook for 3 minutes more, stirring occasionally.


Drain and rinse the beans and add them to the pot along with the chicken broth.


Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook the stew at a simmer for 1 hour.


Add the greens and cook for 30 minutes more. Turn off heat and let sit for 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.


At this point you can serve the soup as is, or, to make a creamier soup with a thicker body, puree 2 cups of the stew in a blender and return to the pot. (You can also place an immersion blender in the pot and pulse for a few seconds to accomplish the same thing.) Taste for seasonings, adding more salt and pepper as desired, Serve this stew with plenty of good, crusty bread or cornbread, torn and thrown right into the bowl, or over hot steamed rice.


Image: https://i.imgur.com/lDfX6Ui.png
This post was edited on 10/20 at 2:35 pm


LSUvegasbombed
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re: White beans recipe
i put sausage in mine instead of ham since SO doesnt eat ham

I also add fresh rosemary from the garden

i also soak overnight, boil in regular water for 2 hours.

Drain and rinse several times... then I cook them in chicken stock and the rest of the ingredients. I do this to eliminate you from having gas
This post was edited on 10/20 at 2:44 pm


LoneStar23
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re: White beans recipe
I don't rinse mine so I can fart all night and sleep on the couch


LSUvegasbombed
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re: White beans recipe
I love some white beans and sausage but hated to be so gassy. When I tried this method, it totally worked.


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re: White beans recipe
For a while I made either white or red beans every Monday. Wife made me stop for a while cause I'm so gassy


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re: White beans recipe
OP, I have found no difference in letting in simmer all day vs using the crockpot to cook them. I find crockpot to be alot easier for cooking/cleanup especially if you use the bags. That's my only input for white bean recipe


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re: White beans recipe
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i put sausage in mine instead of ham since SO doesnt eat ham


Does she know that sausage is smashed up ham in an intestine tube?


I start mine on the stove then put in the oven so I don't have to worry as much.


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re: White beans recipe
she doesnt like the texture of ham


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LSUvegasbombed
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re: White beans recipe
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For a while I made either white or red beans every Monday. Wife made me stop for a while cause I'm so gassy



boil them in water for 1.5 - 2 hours then drain and rinse several times.

Then put ur stock and veggies etc together and cook for another hour or so

zero gas!!


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Rouge
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re: White beans recipe
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she doesnt like the texture of ham


FFS


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Nicky Parrish
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re: White beans recipe
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I don't rinse mine so I can fart all night and sleep on the couch

Cook only 239 beans
One more and they’re 240
This post was edited on 10/20 at 4:02 pm


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OTIS2
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re: White beans recipe
I don’t write mine down but I do them the same way I do my red beans...

2 lbs dry beans
12 cups pork stock
2 or 3 smoked hocks
3 or 4 bay leaves
A couple of tablespoons of bacon fat or oil
2 or 3 medium onions, chopped
1 or 2 bell peppers, chopped
3 to 4 celery stalks, chopped
5 or 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
1/2 T each, dried thyme, oregano, and basil
1 or 2 lbs. smoked sausage, sliced
1 cup minced green onions
1/4 cup minced parsley
2 minced jalapeño
1 T black pepper
1/2 t red pepper
Salt to taste

Add the hocks to 3 quarts of water with the bay leaves. Bring to a boil, Cover, then cut to a simmer for an hour.

In a separate skillet, heat the fat, add the dried herbs, then the garlic, then the onions, peppers and celery. Sauté until the vegetables are soft. Dump into the stock.

Add the beans and bring to a simmer. Cover and stir regularly. Add all seasoning and adjust to taste. After an hour, begin to mash the beans to the side of the pot with a large spoon. You’ll develop a creamy texture.

Add sliced smoke sausage if you wish. Add the green onions and parsley in the last few minutes and readjust seasoning to taste.


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LSUEnvy
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re: White beans recipe
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Hat Tricks

That looks delicious


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Cajunate
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re: White beans recipe


Sounds good! I'll give this recipe a try next time I cook white beans. Thanks!


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re: White beans recipe
Lots of good recipes here, so I will just add a comment.

Did you know that adding cool water (anything cooler than boiling) will cause the skins to crack and peel back from the bean in the pot.

When you see beans that have the skins intact.

like this:

Image: https://i.imgur.com/y72119Y.jpg


No water was added during cooking. In other words, enough water to fully cook the beans was put into the pot before bringing it to a boil.

When the bean skins have cracked and peeled back,

Like this:

Image: https://i.imgur.com/fKSP9Oh.jpg


You have added cool water to the pot, while cooking, causing the beans to crack open. This also makes the broth creamier, if that is what you want.


MeridianDog
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re: White beans recipe
Here is my version of the white bean and kale soup someone else posted above.

Cook your beans like normal and the final hour or so, add onion, carrot, ham, and chopped kale. I'm not sure the amounts matter much. add what you like,

Image: https://i.imgur.com/KcbsSH7.jpg


Makes a really good chilly night soup.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/zzs58a3.jpg


Image: https://i.imgur.com/xay84j8.jpg


Image: https://i.imgur.com/z1PrDYi.jpg


Image: https://i.imgur.com/5sUeE02.jpg






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Hat Tricks
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re: White beans recipe
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Sounds good! I'll give this recipe a try next time I cook white beans. Thanks!


It's really good and is one of my favorites in that Donald Link cookbook, which has several great recipes. Let me know how it turns out.


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