The women in my family can cook a pot of beans! Growing up, creamy pinto beans with tender neckbones or a piece of salt pork with a side of my grandmother's fried chicken and her hot water cornbread was one of my most favorite meals!
When I was first out on my own I never made beans but now as a real deal adult I can't get enough! Black beans, pinto, white and a good bean soup mix...gimme! Lucky for me nobody in my house likes beans, so when I make a pot they are all mine. While I don't eat or cook with neckbones or salt pork any longer, I am not above a smoked hamhock for flavor only.
For this pot, however, I'm using smoked turkey meat, onions, homemade salt-free chicken broth and a spice mix of garlic powder, thyme, basil, salt and pepper. With this cool weather we are having these will be great lunch for the week!