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Crockpot Ham and Beans


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  • 1 lb dried great northern beans (mixed if desired)
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 lb smoked ham or 1 lb ham hock
  • 6 cups water or 6 cups broth


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Step 1

1 Sort beans and soak in enough water to cover overnight.

2 Or you may sort them and place in a saucepan with 2-inches of water to cover.

3 Bring them to a boil, boil for 3 minutes, then cover and remove from heat.

4 Allow to sit for one hour after boiling (don't lift the lid).

5 Whichever method you use, rinse and drain the beans before placing them in the crock pot.

6 Put the rinsed beans, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, parsley, cloves, ham (chopped into large chunks) or ham hocks into the crock pot along with 6 cups water or broth.

7 Cover crock, and cook on low for about 8 hours, or until beans are tender and creamy.

8 Skim any excess fat, if necessary, before serving.

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