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“My husband asked me to make beans when we first got married. He told me how and went to work looking forward to beans for dinner. Well he was very dissapointed. I was used to really thick baked poured out all the juice! This recipe is almost like soup. For those who like thicker beans just cut down on the water, but the beans will be thicker the next day. Ham shanks usually come in a package cut up into 2 or three portions. This is one of those recipes that you can tweak to suit your taste.”
8hrs 15mins

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  1. Put beans, onions, shank in a 3 quart dutch oven.
  2. Add water. More or less to taste.
  3. Add salt and hot sauce.
  4. Cover and place in a preheated 250 oven for 8 hours.
  5. Check after 4 hours and add water if needed.
  6. When ready to serve, take out ham shanks and remove bones.
  7. Shred meat with 2 forks and add back to beans.
  8. Serve with cornbread or homemade biscuits and fried taters.

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