Northern Beans

  • 1 lb package dried northern beans,
  • 1 smoked ham hock or meat of your choice
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 6 to 8 cups water
  • 1 ts each salt & pepper 
  • 1 diced onion

Rinse and sort the beans for any pebbles. Add the the rinsed beans, onion powder, salt, pepper, diced onion and ham hock to the  pot. Add water. Cover and bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook on low about 2 1/2 hours, until beans are tender., shred hocks and pull off the meat. Add meat to the  pot and mix.discard fat
 Serve with cornbread.