Friday, December 16, 2016

Grandma Vi's - Homemade Beans

You will love these beans!
One of the most requested of all Red Fence Farm recipes, so I decided to post for all to try.

Violet Henry's (Grandma Vi) recipe is over 75 years old and was responsible for helping feed 7 Henry children.

I will admit, Grandma Vi did not use a crock pot, there was no such thing back then. She used a cast iron dutch oven.

Lets get started. You will need:
  • 3 cups pinto beans
  • 1 cup mixed beans
  • 2 smoked ham hocks (whole)
  • 8 oz cured salt pork (diced)
  • 1/2 onion (rough cut)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili pepper 
1. Dump all into the crock pot.
2. Fill with water, 1/2 inch from top.
3. Cover with lid
4. Set crock pot to 8 hours slow and sit back for a real treat. 

 I love making these on a Friday night and waking to the smell of Grandma Vi's Homemade Beans.