Makes: 6 Servings
Great Northern beans are white beans that have a mild flavor.
2 cups Great Northern beans, dry
3 cups water
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 pound chicken, thawed, cut up, and skin removed
1/4 pound ham, chopped
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 cups water
1 cup tomatoes, diced (or 1/2 can, about 8 ounces, low-sodium diced tomatoes)
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
In a medium-size bowl, soak beans in 3 cups of water overnight.
Drain the water and rinse beans.
In a large pot, brown onion, chicken, and ham in oil over medium to high heat for about 5 minutes.
Add water, beans, and salt to pot. Mix well.
Bring pot to a boil and cook for 5 minutes.
Lower heat and cook for about 1 hour. Stir pot every 15 minutes.
Add tomatoes and vinegar to pot. Keep cooking over low heat for about 20 minutes. Serve hot.
Tip for cooking chicken: The recommended safe minimum internal temperature for chicken is 165 degrees F, as measured with a food thermometer.