. Beans With Ham Recipe in 20 Minutes

Beans With Ham Recipe in 20 Minutes

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Southern Ham and Beans in 20 Minutes

Jeff Baygents
This is how to efficiently make ham and beans in one pot in 20 minutes. It is so simple and easy, has lots of ham, and it is extremely flavorful and healthy.
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Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 304kcal


  • 1 lb ham deli or other cooked
  • 1 large onion diced medium
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar optional
  • 2 16 oz beans canned, Navy Beans (or Great Northern Beans) Bushs or Joan of Arc
  • ½ cup water hot from faucet, if needed


  • Dice up ham and onion into medium-small pieces.
    1 lb ham, 1 large onion
  • Add all ingredients to medium-sized pot and heat to boiling, scraping bottom occasionally to prevent scorching. Then, reduce to low, cover it, stirring periodically (mainly to scrape the bottom to prevent scorching). Let it cook on low for 10 minutes total. Add hot water, only if needed.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 1350mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg



About This Beans With Ham Recipe in 20 Minutes

Yes, this speedy, easy beans with ham recipe can be made in 20 minutes or less. I typically will have it ready in about 15 minutes. It has been tested for shorter times but the results impacted the quality of both the flavors and the beans texture. Following our this as a guide, you’ll always have exceptionally flavors and quality to produce the best beans with ham recipe for everyone.

Using Northern Beans With Ham and Navy Beans With Ham

Regarding our recipes, we make them as “navy beans with ham” or “great northern beans with ham”. We’ve always ventured out over the decades with trying different brands. But we have relied on the brands of “Bush’s” and “Joan of Arc” for the beans. And, we’ve made them with dried beans (after overnight soaking) as well. With those, you’ll definitely have to add water to the ham and beans recipe.

High Heat Cooking Method – Fold vs Stir

The biggest tip is to not stir the beans so much; it’s really more of a lifting and folding action. You have to stir them some in order to keep the bottom from burning while heating things up quickly. But, if you focus on scraping the bottom to lift up the beans (instead of just stirring), you’ll retain the bean texture and it won’t be mushy.

Best Served With Cornbread

If you time things right, you can have cornbread alongside as well. But, that might take more minutes, due to waiting for the oven to preheat. Here are some of our popular cornbread recipes along with another mature ham and beans recipe.

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