Black Beans and Ham

Black Beans and Ham

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Cook up some comfort with ham and beans. Cornmeal biscuits are the special topper.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

40

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1/2
cup chopped red or green bell pepper
2
cans (15 oz each) Progresso® black beans, undrained
2
cups cubed fully cooked ham
2
teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2
cups Original Bisquick® mix
1/3
cup cornmeal
2/3
cup milk
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  1. Heat oil in 4-quart Dutch oven over medium heat. Cook onion and bell pepper in oil, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in beans, ham and 1 teaspoon of the chili powder. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low.
  2. Stir Bisquick mix, cornmeal and milk and remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder in medium bowl until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto simmering bean mixture.
  3. Cook uncovered 10 minutes. Cover and cook 8 minutes longer. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook about 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Pinto beans or a combination of black beans and pinto beans will give a slightly different twist to this dish.
Serve With
A truly southern-inspired meal, this ham and black bean casserole has a subtle spicy taste and cornmeal dumplings. Serve with cooked greens or okra and iced tea to complete the southern theme.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 470
    • (Calories from Fat 135 ),
  • Total Fat 15 g
    • (Saturated Fat 5 g,),
  • Cholesterol 40 mg;
  • Sodium 1720 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 66 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 11 g,
  • Protein 29 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 1/2 Starch;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.