Soak the beans overnight. Drain and rinse and bring them to a boil in a large pan with the water, onion, pork and bacon. Simmer for about 1½ hours, then add the potatoes and the turnip tops and cook for another half hour.
Add the sausages 10 minutes before the end. Season and serve.
‘The poor will not eat potatoes if they can get anything else.’
Thomas Ruggles, writing in 1794.
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