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Traditional Guernsey Bean Jar

Traditional Guernsey Bean Jar

Bean jar is Guernsey’s traditional one-pot dish. Although each family has a different variation, it is typically made with pig’s trotter, haricot beans, butter beans, bay leaves, onions, and carrots. 

The beans are soaked overnight, and the following day all ingredients are placed in a large casserole dish, then covered with water or stock.

The dish is baked in an oven for a long time, usually for 6-8 hours, before it’s ready to be served, preferably with crusty bread and Guernsey butter on the side.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

3/4 lb. navy beans

5/8 lb. butter beans

2 large onions, diced

3 carrots, diced

1-2 pork trotters

2 bay leaves

1 1/2 quarts Beef Stock or water

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE TRADITIONAL GUERNSEY BEAN JAR

Wash your beans until the water comes out clean. Combine and cover beans with 3-4 inches of cool water. Leave to soak for overnight Drain the beans, and place in your slow cooker. 

Add onion, carrot, pork trotters or hocks, black pepper and bay leaves. Add stock or water so that there are a couple inches of liquid covering the beans.

Cook on high for about 3 hours, until they are boiling. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 13-14 hours. Stir occasionally and add more boiling water if needed.

Alternatively, place your soaked beans in a pot cover with fresh water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 30 minutes and then drain. 

Place beans in a bean crock or dutch oven and add remaining ingredients, and bake at 320F for about 5-6 hours. Check occasionally and add boiling water if needed to keep beans submerged.

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When the trotters are cooked, remove and pick the meat off the bones. Discard bones, break meat into pieces add the meat back to the beans. Add salt and adjust seasoning to taste. 

 

 

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Traditional Guernsey Bean Jar

Serves: 2 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 100 calories 5 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. navy beans
  • 5/8 lb. butter beans
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1-2 pork trotter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 quarts Beef Stock or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Wash your beans until the water comes out clean. Combine and cover beans with 3-4 inches of cool water. Leave to soak for overnight Drain the beans, and place in your slow cooker.
  • Add onion, carrot, pork trotters or hocks, black pepper and bay leaves. Add stock or water so that there are a couple inches of liquid covering the beans.
  • Cook on high for about 3 hours, until they are boiling. Reduce heat to low and cook for another 13-14 hours. Stir occasionally and add more boiling water if needed.
  • Alternatively, place your soaked beans in a pot cover with fresh water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 30 minutes and then drain.
  • Place beans in a bean crock or dutch oven and add remaining ingredients, and bake at 320F for about 5-6 hours. Check occasionally and add boiling water if needed to keep beans submerged.
  • When the trotters are cooked, remove and pick the meat off the bones. Discard bones, break meat into pieces add the meat back to the beans. Add salt and adjust seasoning to taste.

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