Do you like Beans and cornbread?

@taface412 (3176)
United States
March 30, 2009 10:00pm CST
A long time ago you would have never caught me eating this...but I love it now. Usually it's great northern beans I like with ham in it....but I can even eat the good ole pintos as long as the seasoning is done right. Now I just toss my stuff in the crock pot and let it simmer all day long and then I just have to whip up the cornbread muffins and heat up some greens (gotta have greens with it in the South). How about you guys?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
3 Apr 09
you bet i like them. i would think most everyone does here[tennessee].i can make a meal off of the, some slaw & cornbread. where are you from in the south if u don;t mind me asking.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Back home this was a staple food during the depression for my grandparents. They would buy 200 lbs and clean them and return the cleaned 100 lbs. to the warehouse and sell them back. It was a source of income when there weren't any jobs to be had. Now they have machines that clean them. My grandmother could make a pot of northern beans taste so good with out any thing but added salt. I still can't make them as good as she did. I have to add seasoning to get them to taste good. Sometimes i put kale or collards in them too. It is a great dish with cornbread. I now put cheese in my corn brad and will try some of the ides learned here. My mother used to make a bean sandwich by mashing the beans and adding some butter and salt and pepper. I still like a bean sandwich now and then.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
2 Apr 09
I was brought up on beans and corn bread, especially the white beans, I don't know if I ever had a pinto bean till I went to Louisiana. I love it with ham too. We in Louisiana have to have several ingredients in it that most in the north don't and that is to season with chopped onion, garlic and bell pepper, parsley, we also add smoked sausage to it even though you got the ham. I guess older folks had to make a pot that would feel all the kids they had in a big family. And who can do without the cornbread. I like the yellow kind, my kids when they was little would not eat them, one night they was showing on the TV all the little kids overseas that had nothing to eat, how their little bellys stuck out from lack of food, I said you know what I bet those kids would love to have some beans, and you don't know how lucky you are. That did it the next time we had beans they eat and didnot say a word.
• United States
1 Apr 09
Sure, that's great comfort food.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I have never had them together like that. It sounds pretty good though.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Mar 09
My Mom used to make this and I always loved it. I make it sometimes too but I can never get my cornbread to come out right...it always comes out dry. I'll have to practice on it...and make it again. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I like a pot of beans and cornbread once in awhile, but since my kids won't eat it I don't make it very often. Beans and cornbread is a nice inexpensive meal too. Very budget friendly. I have never had greens before though.
@Zo0mZo0m (1357)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Yes I absolutely enjoy beans and cornbread. I make pinto beans seasoned very well with lots of onions, garlic, peppers, carrots, celery, etc. Just loaded with many vegetables, herbs, and spices for flavor. I don't use meat to season my beans, unless I want meat in them not for the purpose of seasoning the beans just to have meat with my beans. My cornbread I usually use jiffy cornbread mix which I add additional ingredients to the mix. Like, jalapeno peppers, sour cream, maple syrup, can corn, sometimes cheese. This is so delicious.
• United States
31 Mar 09
I also like beans and cornbread (its Monday!)but my kids absolutely HATE beans. So we don't make it too often because they will not eat it. Of course, I like cornbread just by itself, maybe with a little maple syrup. My husband eats cornbread with milk (which looks absolutely gross) but he thinks its great.