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 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Pinto beans or a combination of black beans and pinto beans will give a slightly different twist to this dish.

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
470
(
Calories from Fat
135 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15 g
15 %
(Saturated Fat
5 g,
5 %
),
Cholesterol
40 mg
40 %;
Sodium
1720 mg
1720 %;
Total Carbohydrate
66 g
66 %
(Dietary Fiber
11 g
11 %
),
Protein
29 g
29 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
18%;
Vitamin C
22%;
Calcium
24%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.