Baked Beans and Ham



Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Soak: 8 Hours
Cook: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
Bake: 1 Hours


1 (20-ounce) package dried 15-bean soup mix
4 cups water
2 (8-ounce) smoked ham hocks
1 large sweet onion, diced
2 cups chopped cooked ham
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups ketchup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 cup bourbon (optional)


Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water 2 inches above beans, and soak 8 hours. Drain.

Bring beans, 4 cups water, and ham hocks to a boil in a Dutch oven; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until beans are tender. Drain. Remove beans; set beans aside. Remove ham hocks, and let cool; chop meat, discarding skin and bones.

Sauté onion and 2 cups ham in hot oil in Dutch oven 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add beans, reserved meat from ham hocks, ketchup, next 4 ingredients, and, if desired, bourbon to Dutch oven.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 1 hour.

February 2005
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