ham, cooked and chopped
carrots, finely chopped
red pepper flakes
If using beans other than lima's make sure the beans are tender at the end of the cooking time, soak beans overnight, or boil on stovetop for 10 minutes prior to adding them to the crockpot.
Combine all ingredients in crockpot.
Cook on low 8 hours or until beans are tender.
Notes: Use 4 cups water for baby lima beans.
Use 2 tablespoons of dried vegetables in place of 1 cup fresh.
Use 1 tablespoon dried carrot tops in place of sliced fresh carrots.