Create this classic Southern bean recipe in your slow cooker with just a few ingredients in this traditional recipe. A recipe so simple, once you make it, you will never need the recipe again.
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Cooking from my pantry has yielded some surprises in the deep pockets of the cupboard. Forgotten sauces, spices and beans remind me how easy it is to waste food. As I dive deep to rescue these forgotten treasures, I rely on easy, classic recipes that have been used throughout the decades.
This simple bean recipe has probably been used for centuries and once you make it once, you will never need another bean recipe. This recipe is hands off thanks to my favorite kitchen appliance, the slow cooker.
How to Make Simple Southern Beans
- Soak the beans over night.
- Choose and chop your aromatics such as onion and garlic.
- Add broth or broth substitutes and smoked meat or smoked bones such as hocks and shoulders.
- Spice it up!
- Garnish as desired.
- sour cream
- fresh herbs
- crumbled bacon
- fried onions
If you are making your own broth, you will need to check out this post on How to Make Broth. It also gives you clues as to when homemade broth is a must or if you can get away with store bought broth.
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