Sunday, April 14, 2013

Crock Pot White Beans & Ham

I found a version of this on Pinterest, and the first time, the flavor was a bit strange.  I tweaked it a bit this
time, and it was much more pleasing.  I love how easy this is to make--it took 10 minutes to get it into the crock pot and it smelled divine within an hour of starting it.  This is perfect to use the left over bones of ham after your Easter ham is done with.  Delish!

1 lb. bag of dried white northern beans
6 1/2 cups water
ham bone, shanks, hocks or diced ham
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

1.  Sort and rinse the beans, removing any small pebbles.  

2.  Placing the beans in the crock pot, add the water, ham and spices.  Set on low to cook 8 hours, or high for 5-6 hours, or until the beans are tender.

3.  When the beans are soft enough, remove the ham bone from the crock pot.  Take off all of the ham meat and discard any fat, skin or bones.  Gently stir the good ham back in with the beans.  

You're ready to eat this delight!  It was quite tasty when served with corn bread.  This recipe here is quick easy and delicious for corn bread!  Enjoy!

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