Saturday, November 30, 2013

Ham & Black Beans

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 ounces each) Progresso black beans , un-drained
2                   cups cubed fully cooked ham
2                   teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2            cups 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 chili powder . Heat to boiling ; reduce heat to low .

2 .            Stir Bisquick mix , cornmeal , milk and remaining 1 teaspoon chili powder in remaining bowl until soft dough forms . Drop by spoonful   onto simmering   bean mixture .

3 .          Cook uncovered 10 minutes . Cover and cook 10 minutes longer . Sprinkle with cheese . Cover and cook 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted .

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


  1. Hi Nee,
    Yum! Looks really good, especially with ham! Drooling....!!!

  2. Hi Joyce , It's quick and easy for the busy days ahead , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Oh, yum! What a good recipe! Thanks for sharing this one!

  4. Hi Nellie , good and easy and your tummy will love it . Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. Dear Nee, your recipe looks very good! I will have to try this dish at some point. Still trying to get over the Thanksgiving food. But this will be a nice change. Thanks for sharing! Blessings for a great rest of the weekend...Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , Do try this recipe . My thanksgiving dinner is long gone , seven in my family and drop in quests , I have to cook everyday , thanks for stopping by :).


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