Thursday, November 01, 2012

Slow Cooking Thursday - Beans and Ham


Good morning everyone :)

I have such a crazy busy day today, always seems like the day after Halloween my house is trashed.  Good grief.  

Hope everyone is having a good week so far.

On to today's recipe........

Slow Cooker Beans and Ham

1 lb dried beans (I used northern this time, but I've made it with kidney and pinto beans too)
Ham or bacon (you can use ham hock or just sliced thick ham)
6 cups of water
salt and pepper
garlic powder
onion flakes

I don't soak my beans overnight.  I've done it with other recipes but for this one, since it's cooking all day, I really don't need to do it.

Wash the beans really well, then place them in your crockpot.  Add in the water.

If you're using bacon or ham hock, add them in now.  If you're using diced or sliced ham, wait until about an hour before it's done to add it in.

Season with salt and pepper, garlic powder and the onion flakes.  Cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.

Serve as is, or over rice.


  1. Yum, I love a good bean and ham dish.

  2. I found a book called "A day in an Amish kitchen" at a thrift store and thought of you!

  3. one of my hubby's favorite meals ... and one of my LEAST favorite ... but I do make beans for HIM. <3

  4. My house is a disaster zone also! We have never had this, but today is a good day to try....thanks!

  5. We LOVE northern bean soup, I have never tried it in the crock pot, great idea!! Thanks for sharing

  6. Yum! Beans and rice is so good!

  7. We had this Tuesday minus the rice but with bread and butter. Such a good choice for the cooler weather. :)

  8. actually making this in soup form today!


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