Old Fashioned Ham & Navy Beans | Culinary Craftiness
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Old Fashioned Ham & Navy Beans

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beans, Ham, Navy, Soup Beans
Servings: 6
Author: Melissa Woolard | Culinary Craftiness


*Pre-soak the beans for 12 hours or overnight in a pot of water.*


    • 1 bag (16 oz) dry navy beans
    • 2 pkg Smithfield's Cubed Ham
    • 1 medium onion, diced
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp pepper
    • 4 quarts cold water


    • Preheat oven to 350F. 
      Drain and rinse the beans that have been soaking overnight. Pour into a large lidded pot and add the water, onion, ham, salt, and pepper.
      Bake in the oven for 5-6 hours. Check the beans after about 4 hours to make sure there is sufficient liquid - about an inch above the beans - and return to the oven for another hour or so. 
      You can semi smash them for a thicker gravy or leave them soupy. Spoon beans with liquid over buttered sweet cornbread.