Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Crock-Pot Beans and Ham

This was pretty tasty considering I have never made this Southern deliciousness. I leave that to my granny =) I found this recipe from Plain Chicken via Pinterest. Anywho, this was so simple and, if you know me, I love simple!
Slow Cooker Great Northerns & Ham
1 lb package dried northern beans
ham bone, hocks, shanks or diced ham (about 1 pound)
2 tsp onion powder
6 cups water
salt & pepper to taste
Rinse and sort the beans for any pebbles. Add the the rinsed beans, onion powder, salt, pepper, and ham to the crock pot. Add water. Cover and cook on low about 8 hours, until beans are tender. Remove ham bone, shanks or hocks and pull off the meat. Add meat to the crock pot and mix. Serve with cornbread.
Personal note: We used diced ham because I sent my hubs to the store and that’s what he came back with, lol. It was still yummy but I know a ham bone would make this so much better.
Also, I soaked my beans overnight so I didn’t get the same consistency/color of the broth as Plain Chicken did. It’s amazing what comes out of the beans after you soak them =/  Nevertheless, her picture looked better, lol.
Perhaps this was because we used diced ham instead of an actual hambone, but our beans needed A LOT of salt. We’re big salt people though =)
DEFINTELY A PINTEREST SUCCESS! Hope y’all try this. Was super easy and super good!

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1 comment:

  1. How good! These look fabulous. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.


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