Crock Pot Thursday: Ham and Beans
Author: Amy Flory
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 15 mins
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, minced
  • 1 carrot, chopped, or 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 meaty ham bone, 4 ham hocks, or 1 lb diced ham
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 lb great northern bean, rinsed and sorted
  • 6 -8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tsp pepper (to taste)
  1. Place chopped onion, minced celery, and carrots in slow cooker, and top with ham bone or hocks.
  2. Add bay leaves, minced garlic, and rinsed and sorted beans to the pot.
  3. Pour in low-sodium chicken broth.
  4. Cover, and cook on low 7-8 hours, or until beans are soft and meat falls off the bone.
  5. Remove ham bone from slow cooker, and cut the meat from the bone. Shred or cut ham into bite-sized pieces, and stir back into slow cooker.
  6. Skim off fat and remove bay leaves.
  7. If desired, smash some of the beans up in the pot to thicken the dish.
  8. Pepper to taste, and enjoy!
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