what are some good recipes using Great Northern Beans?

i have about 10 pounds of them and don't know what to do with them.


so many great answers! putting to vote can't choose! thank you!

12 Answers

  • willa
    Lv 7
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    yup! i love great northerns. lots you can do with them.....

    Baked Beans:

    2 pounds great northern beans

    1/2 cup brown sugar -- packed

    2 large onions -- cut in chunks

    1/4 cup dark molasses

    1/4 cup maple syrup

    6 ounces tomato paste

    3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

    Soak beans in water overnight. Drain beans. Add all ingredients to a slow cooker and stir to coat beans. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or until the beans are cooked through.


    White Chili:

    1 pound Great Northern Beans, soaked

    1 1/2 t cayenne pepper

    1 medium onion chopped

    1/2 t salt

    3 cloves garlic, minced

    2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts (4 breasts)

    2 4 oz cans green chilies

    1 14 1/2 oz can chicken broth (red. sodium)

    2 t ground cumin

    1 cup water

    1 t oregano

    Put beans in medium pan and cover with water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Discard water. Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces, brown if desired. Put all ingredients into slow cooker. Stir to mix thoroughly. Cover, cook on low 10-12 hours or High 5-6 hours. 6-8 servings.



    1 pound dried great Northern beans, rinsed

    2 cups chopped onions

    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed

    1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

    2 whole cloves

    1 bay leaf

    1 sprig fresh thyme

    1/4 pound salt pork, diced

    1/2 pound boneless lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes

    1/2 pound boneless chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes

    1/2 pound hot or mild Italian sausage

    2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped

    3 cups beef broth or bouillon

    1 cup dry red wine

    In slow-cooker, combine beans, onions, pepper, garlic and parsley. Wrap cloves, bay leaf and thyme in cheesecloth and tie with kitchen twine to seal. Add to pot. Add salt pork, lamb, chicken, sausage and tomatoes. Pour beef broth or bouillon and wine over all. Cover; cook on low 9 to 10 hours until beans and meat are tender. Remove and discard spice bag. Serve hot


    Tuscan Sausage and Bean Soup:

    1-1/4 cups dry Great Northern beans

    12 ounces fresh Italian sausage links, cut into 1/2-inch slices

    1-3/4 cups beef broth

    1/2 cup chopped onion

    1 clove garlic, minced

    1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

    1 medium yellow summer squash or zucchini, sliced (2 cups)

    1 14-1/2-ounce can Italian-style tomatoes, cut up

    1/3 cup dry red wine or water

    1/2 of a 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

    Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

    Rinse beans. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven combine beans and 4 cups cold water. Boil, uncovered, for 10 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, in a medium skillet cook Italian sausage until brown. Drain well on paper towels. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker combine the drained beans, 4 cups fresh water, beef broth, onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, cooked and drained Italian sausage, squash or zucchini, undrained tomatoes, and red wine or water. Cook, covered, on low heat setting for 11 to 12 hours or until beans are tender. Just before serving, stir spinach into soup. If desired, sprinkle each serving with Parmesan cheese.

  • 3 years ago

    Recipes Using Great Northern Beans

  • hartig
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Dry Great Northern Beans Recipe

  • 4 years ago


    Source(s): Perfect Paleo Recipe Cookbook : http://PaleoCookbook.raiwi.com/?vZyi
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  • 10 years ago

    Any sort of white beans are great for a white chili, featuring chicken if you like, and also green chilies.

    You can also season them with bacon or ham hock.

    Serve with a nice salad or a chewy bread, and I think white wine.

    If the beans are dried, don't feel like you have to hurry to cook and use them all. Just keep eyes peeled for good recipes or other inspiration, and make a batch when they sound good. Store the unused portion in airtight containers.

    You could also make a basic neutrally seasoned (that is, salt, pepper, garlic, onion) batch of white beans in the crock pot, let them cool, puree and freeze them, maybe in cubes or in recycled yogurt cups or whatever. This would be a convenient way to add a little protein and help thicken any dish without a big interruption of the flavors in the dish. The beans are more or less a secret ingredient here.

    You can assign a pound or so of dried beans for using over and over again for blind baking, that is, to weigh down an unfilled crust while it bakes, then you fill it with something that didn't require baking like a custard.

    And you can give some to the kids for craft projects like musical instruments or whatever. You will be surprised what they can come up with! Beans with glitter and glue!

  • 4 years ago

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    what are some good recipes using Great Northern Beans?

    i have about 10 pounds of them and don't know what to do with them.

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  • 10 years ago

    Great Northern Bean Stew. Here's the recipe: http://www.foodista.com/recipe/467QJ4MM/great-nort...

    Happy cooking.

  • 10 years ago

    I use Great Northern Beans in a Turkish Recipe. It tastes great and it is easy to make.

    *2 15oz. cans of white beans

    *1/2 lb. of cubed lamb meat (if you can't find lamb or it is too expensive, you can substitute with beef).

    *1 Medium tomato, peeled, diced.

    *2-3 T. Tomato paste.


    *Salt and Pepper to Taste

    *Red Pepper Flakes

    *Bones- It can be neck bones or bone with marrow. You can find this at your local grocery store. The bone will give the stew substance and flavor. If you do not want to use this, it is OK. My experience has been that the dish tastes much better if you do.


    *In a pan, place the bones in it and cook it for a couple of minutes.

    *On medium heat, add the cubed lamb meat and let it cook in it's own juices.

    *Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the beans. Add 1 cup of water.

    *Let it cook on medium until the meat softens 10 minutes or so. You may need to add more water if it evaporates.

    *Add the beans and cook on low for 30 minutes. Add more water if needed.

    Remember, it is a stew and not soup so don't add too much water.

    Source(s): www.mealplan4me.com
  • 10 years ago

    This is my recipe...It's VERY easy and it's soooo good with warm fresh baked bread and butter!!!!!

    1 head of cabbage chopped up

    1 diced onion

    3-4 garlic cloves

    Diced ham or kielbasa

    Great Northern Beans (as much as you wanna add)

    5 potatoes cubed



    Shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    Add water to LARGE pot. Throw in onion and garlic...then cabbage...then meat and potatoes...simmer until everything is tender. (I cook mine for a couple hours, just watch that potatoes don't turn to mush)

    Serve with cheese sprinkled on top.

  • 10 years ago

    beans are great soaked overnight and boiled soft then used in hundreds or recipes ranging from baked,chili,soup and even chocolate cake and desserts. A little goes a long way try cooking up 2 cups dried first , will double in size .

  • Autumn
    Lv 7
    10 years ago

    Chicken Bread Salad


    * 24 (3/4 inch thick) slices French bread

    * 3 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast

    * 4 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks

    * 1 (15.5 ounce) can great northern beans, rinsed and drained

    * 1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped

    * 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

    * 1/4 teaspoon salt

    * 1/4 teaspoon pepper

    * 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette

    * 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


    1. Place bread on a baking sheet. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Cool on a wire rack. Cut bread into 1-in. pieces.

    2. In a large bowl, combine the bread, chicken, tomatoes, beans, cucumber, basil, salt and pepper. Drizzle with vinaigrette and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and toss.

    Bean Soup with Ham


    * 8 ounces Great Northern beans, soaked overnight, drained

    * 4 cups water

    * 2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce

    * Seasoned salt and pepper to taste

    * 2 med. potatoes, diced

    * 2 carrots, shredded

    * 2 small onions, chopped

    * 1/2 to 1 cup diced ham


    In a kettle, cover beans with fresh water; bring to a boil, reduce heat, then simmer for 30 minutes. Drain beans. Combine beans and remaining ingredients in Crock Pot. Stir. Cook on low 8 to 10

    My Canadian Friend's Bean Soup


    * 2 tablespoons olive oil

    * 3 cloves garlic, minced

    * 1 medium onion, chopped

    * 1 pound turkey Italian sausages, casings removed

    * 3 (15.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

    * 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano

    * 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth

    * 3/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

    * ground black pepper to taste


    1. Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Add the sausage, breaking into small pieces. Cook and stir for another 5 minutes, or until browned.

    2. Stir in the beans, tomatoes with their juice and chicken broth. Season with rosemary and black pepper. Bring to a simmer, and cook for at least 10 minutes. Serve right away, or let it simmer for a while, stirring occasionally, until you are ready to eat.


    1 lb. ground beef

    1 c. coarsely chopped onions

    1 c. thinly sliced carrots

    2 c. chopped cabbage

    1 tbsp. brown sugar

    1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes, undrained, cut up

    1 lg. can Great Northern beans, undrained

    1 c. water

    1/2 tsp. paprika

    1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves

    1/4-1/2 tsp. salt

    1/2 tsp. pepper

    1 tbsp. vinegar

    1/4 tsp. hot red pepper sauce

    1/3 c. chopped fresh parsley

    In large saucepan or 4 quart Dutch oven, brown beef and onions; drain. Stir in all remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. 6 (1 cup) servings.

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