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Old 10-10-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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White Chili

2 boneless skinless chicken breast or 4 boneless skinless thighs - cut into bite size pieces
2 cups cooked Great Northern beans (or 1 cup dried)
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tbs oil or bacon drippings (excess fat from cooking bacon)
1 can mild green chile (3 oz.)
1 tbs ground cumin
Black Pepper to taste
4 cups chicken broth

If using dried beans, soak overnight, then cook in enough water (6 cups) until tender.

Heat oil or drippings in large pot. When it starts to smoke add chicken. Saute until it's about half cooked. Added onions and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until beans start to break up and thicken. Serve with cornbread.

Senate Bean Soup

2 cups Great Northern beans
2 ham hocks
2 stalks celery - diced
2 carrots - peeled and diced
1 cup diced onions (use your best guess as to how many onions that is - 1 large, 2 medium-4 small)
1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Soak beans overnight. (in case you didn't know this cuts HOURS off the cooking time)
Place beans and ham hocks in large pot. Cover with excess water - at least 2 inches over the level of the ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Let cook for 45 minutes to an hour. Add carrots, celery and onions. Add water if needed. Cook another 20 minutes or until tender. Add thyme and potatoes. Cook 10 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Last edited by MRBookworm; 10-10-2013 at 04:50 PM.. Reason: missed a point
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:00 PM
 
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Thanks. I'm making the escarole and white bean soup. Today's rainy and cold, so it's the perfect weather for soup. I'll let you know how it turns out.
It was a hit! I made a lot, so I'm looking forward to another meal from it which I think will taste even better tomorrow.

This is the recipe I used. I added more broth, so it came out like more of a thick, hearty soup, than a stew.
Spicy Sausage, Escarole & White Bean Stew
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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I have a big bag of dried Great Northern beans. I've never cooked them before and am looking for a really good recipe to make tonight.

Does anyone have any great recipes to share?
Throw them in a pot with some salt pork and an onion. That's all you need. (Be sure to to cook the beans with the lid OFF to remove the fart from the beans).

Serve with cornbread.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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White Chili

2 boneless skinless chicken breast or 4 boneless skinless thighs - cut into bite size pieces
2 cups cooked Great Northern beans (or 1 cup dried)
1/2 cup diced onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 tbs oil or bacon drippings (excess fat from cooking bacon)
1 can mild green chile (3 oz.)
1 tbs ground cumin
Black Pepper to taste
4 cups chicken broth

If using dried beans, soak overnight, then cook in enough water (6 cups) until tender.

Heat oil or drippings in large pot. When it starts to smoke add chicken. Saute until it's about half cooked. Added onions and garlic. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until beans start to break up and thicken. Serve with cornbread.

Senate Bean Soup

2 cups Great Northern beans
2 ham hocks
2 stalks celery - diced
2 carrots - peeled and diced
1 cup diced onions (use your best guess as to how many onions that is - 1 large, 2 medium-4 small)
1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup leftover mashed potatoes (optional)
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Soak beans overnight. (in case you didn't know this cuts HOURS off the cooking time)
Place beans and ham hocks in large pot. Cover with excess water - at least 2 inches over the level of the ingredients. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer. Let cook for 45 minutes to an hour. Add carrots, celery and onions. Add water if needed. Cook another 20 minutes or until tender. Add thyme and potatoes. Cook 10 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Thanks. I'll give those a try too, as the weather gets cooler.
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:31 PM
 
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(Be sure to to cook the beans with the lid OFF to remove the fart from the beans).
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Old 10-11-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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The owner of my favorite Mexican Restaurant is an excellent chef. He told me when he cooks pinto beans for use in his restaurant he quarters a large onion and puts it in the pot when he boils the beans. Supposedly that helps reduce the gas you may have from eating his beans. I don't know that it works like he thinks it does. I have found that beans taste better the second day you have them. It is also good to know that canned chicken broth, canned beef broth, and the liquid you put bouillon cubes in is very high is sodium. Sodium, aka salt, is known to raise blood pressure extremely high if you are one of those people that has a blood pressure problem. I recently was told by my doctor to drastically reduce my intake of beans and everything else that was high is potassium (many fibrous foods) because of my kidney function (or lack of function). He told me a long time ago to stop using processed foods that were high is sodium/salt.
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