My mom gave me some ham the other day and after eating enough ham sandwiches to last me a life time, I was ready for something else. So I picked up a bag of pinto beans and made this easy and yummy soup. It’s nothing that hasn’t already been made a gazillion times before but I think sometimes we forget about these types of recipes. You don’t have to have leftover ham to make this...you can get a hamsteak to use and get the same results. And don’t forget to break out the cornbread because you’re gonna need it!
Stove Top Ham and Beans
1 1-pound bag pinto beans ~ rinsed and picked clean
1 medium onion ~ diced
2 - 3 cups chopped ham
Salt and pepper to taste
Pour beans into a large dutch oven.
Add enough water to rise above beans about 2 inches.
Add diced onion, chopped ham and salt and pepper to taste.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and cook 2 - 3 hours until beans are done.
Serve with cornbread!