The Best Beans and Cornbread Recipe

This classic Southern comfort food is perfect for a cold winter day. Made with simple ingredients and spices, it's hearty and delicious, easy to make and can be customized to your liking!

What you Need

Prepare beans


Allow the beans to simmer for 2 to 3 hours until they are tender but still firm.

Make cornbread


In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, and salt, then whisk them together.

Prep buttermilk


In a measuring cup, measure buttermilk and milk, and stir in the egg. Add the baking soda.

Mix batter


Pour batter into the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients and stir gently with a fork.

Add shortening


Melt shortening in the microwave, then add it slowly to the cornbread mixture, until combined.

Prep the skillet


Heat the remaining melted shortening in an iron skillet and pour the cornbread batter, spreading it evenly.

Cook the cornbread


Cook it on the stovetop for around a minute. Transfer the hot skillet to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

- Soak your beans before cooking them. - Experiment with different spices. - Use a well-seasoned cast iron skillet.

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