Beans and Ham for the Crock Pot By Freda

FREDA GABLE

By
@cookin4me

This recipe is for those whom have a difficult time making Ham and Beans, Dedicated to one of JAP'S own Diane.
These are so very Easy.
On a Budget as Many are today, Ham and Beans with Rice, or Cornbread, or a cold slaw, and you have a full course meal.


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Serves:

6-8 & takes 1/2 day

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

8 Hr

Ingredients

SOAK OVER NIGHT .. . OR . . BRING TO BOIL,

1 lb
dry pinto beans or any bean of your choice, navy or great northern, or lima beans

PLACE IN CROCK POT;

5 cups
water
1 Lge
onion, chopped
3
good sized ham hocks or 8 oz chunks of ham
1 tsp
liquid smoke flavoring (optional)
1 tsp ea.
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 c diced carrots & celery (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sort and go thru beans for any dirt or rocks that sometimes is in a bag of Beans.
Rinse Dry Beans, to remove any dirt. Soak over Night, then Drain.
OR
if in a hurry, Bring to Boil boil 10 min. Turn Heat Off. Let set 20 min. then Drain.
2
Add the beans into your Crock-pot.
add: water, onion, ham or Ham Hocks,Liquid Smoke, Salt and Pepper to taste.
3
Cook on high about 3 -4 hrs, turn down to Low for additional time till beans are tender and meat falls off the bone.
Check every 3 hrs for any needed water, if needed add; HOT water, 1 cup at a time.
4
Optional Flavors You can add one of the following
1)Bacon in place of Ham.
2)3 cloves of Minced garlic, 2 Jalapino peppers seeded and chopped, with 1 Tbs Chili powder & 1/2 tsp cumin, . . this is similar to Chili beans.
3) Celery
4) you can replace the Jalapeno for 2 Tbs of Chopped Bell Peppers.
5) Refried Beans, Remove the meat, Mash beans with a Potato Masher, till smooth.

Note: "you can control the Heat" as to "how hot" you want your beans with the Jalapenos by the amount of Jalapenos you add.

These are Just samples of a few things you can do with your Beans.

Serve over Rice, or with Buttered Hot Cornbred, or Cornbread Muffins drizzled with Honey, and you have a full budget meal.

BEAN SOUP:
Follow above recipe, add Celery, and if Too thick add more Water for the Consistency of soup, and bring to a boil, Taste Test season and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy