Ham Hock Lima Beans.

Beans are a great Southern side dish, and I’d call them a comfort food this time of year. They’re not hard to prepare, but you may find that you're often missing those flavorful beans your mom used to make. This recipe reveals the secret to that flavor: the ham hock. It brings that smoky flavor to the whole dish and tastes just like you remember it. 

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I love to garnish my  beans with a dash of kosher salt and I serve them with a little pat of butter. Sometimes I'l add a little sprig of thyme to enhance that rustic flavor even more.  

For this recipe, I partnered with the folks at Dixie Lily and even created a little video to demonstrate a version you can just toss in the slow cooker. Even Paula Dean liked them enough to share! 

This is a great side dish for the whole family that even your kiddos will love.

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Ham Hock Lima Beans

Yield: 5
Author:
These lima beans are the perfect side dish that even your kiddos will adore.

ingredients:

  • 1 large meaty ham hock
  • 4-8 cups large lima beans (cooked)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 medium onions, peeled & quartered
  • Salt to taste

instructions:

How to cook Ham Hock Lima Beans

  1. Cover ham hocks with water, add onions and garlic, and simmer until tender (about 2 hours). Add celery and carrots for last hour of cooking. When ham is done, remove from pot to cool until it can be handled.
  2. Remove skin and bones and cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return ham to pot and add drained limas. Cook uncovered for about an hour.
  3. Taste, adding salt if needed. Mixture should be of thick soup consistency. Add water to thin or mashed beans to thicken. Serve hot in individual bowls with hot cornbread. You may also choose to serve over rice.
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Remove skin and bones and cut meat into bite-size pieces. Return ham to pot and add drained limas. Cook uncovered for about an hour.

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Love to know what you like to add into your beans for that extra flavor!


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Garden Herbed Butter

As Summer comes to an end and we get underway with Fall, I'm still on a quest to try to use as many of the fresh herbs in my garden as I can. I am constantly trying to come up with new ways to preserve the flavor far beyond the season. 

Today I’m sharing a recipe for Garden Herbed Butter, which I absolutely love atop a slice of Skillet Cornbread or Buttermilk Biscuit. A dollop of this butter on a big juicy steak is also a big win for the Mr. I must say I am 100% #teamsavory if given the option and this dish hits all the right notes.

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fresh garden chives and herbs / heirloomed
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Garden Herbed Butter

Yield: 1/2 cup
Author:
This creamy spread tastes excellent atop almost any dish you can imagine-- cornbread, steak, homemade biscuits. You decide how to utilize this delicious butter.

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 1 bundle of fresh chives
  • Kosher salt

instructions:

How to cook Garden Herbed Butter

  1. Allow your butter to soften to room temperature (or use our recipe for Homemade Butter here). 
  2. In a small bowl, spread and stir until creamy with a large spoon. On a chopping board, pull off needles from your rosemary and add chives into a pile, chopping into small pieces.
  3. Add chopped herbs and salt to butter and stir to combine. Spoon the mixture onto a small sheet of waxed paper and roll into a ball or log, twisting the edges of the waxed paper to seal. Place in refrigerator until chilled.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
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You can certainly substitute any fresh herbs you may have here, like tarragon or thyme, and get creative with using them atop your favorite dish. I'd love to know your best combination. #HEIRLOOMED


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