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Ham Bone Beans printable recipe as found on Taste of Southern.

Ham Bone Beans

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Soups, Stews
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Follow easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions for making this delicious Ham Bone Beans recipe. Use that leftover ham bone, or ham hock, to make this creamy bean dish that can be served as a side dish or a main dish either one. We’ll show you how to make it and we’ve got a printable recipe to go with it.



  • 1 leftover Ham Bone or Ham Hocks.
  • 1 package dry Northern Beans
  • 1 small Onion
  • 1 stick Celery
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour


  1. Sort through dry beans removing any sticks, stones or other foreign items.
  2. Soak beans in water overnight.
  3. Drain beans, rinse under cold water and set aside.
  4. Place the cooked ham bone or ham hocks in a large sauce pan.
  5. Add the dry beans.
  6. Add enough water to cover the beans and bones by about three inches.
  7. Place over medium heat, bring to a low boil and let cook for one hour.
  8. Remove the bone, set aside and let cool.
  9. Add chopped onion.
  10. Add chopped celery.
  11. Add sugar.
  12. Add salt.
  13. Add Black Pepper and stir well.
  14. Remove any meat from the bone and discard the bone.
  15. Return the meat to the pot with the beans.
  16. Continue to cook the beans until they are soft and tender.
  17. Taste the beans and add additional salt and/or black pepper to taste.
  18. Mix flour and water, removing any large lumps as you stir.
  19. Stir the mixture in the beans and let cook for a few minutes longer to thicken.
  20. Serve warm and enjoy!

Keywords: Ham Bone Beans Recipe, ham hock, made from scratch, northern beans, southern recipes