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.


  1. In many countries, it is legumes that replace meat for people, especially vegetarians. Great recipe.

  2. The proper cooking of beans will get the best taste. A bit of greenery and sauce will make the dish very impressive, which will be a reason to enjoy it.

  3. The combination of such ingredients in one dish seemed very unusual. However, the taste was very pleasant. The beans at the base became the best option.

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