Simple Crock Pot Ham Hock and Beans

Crystal ~

By
@crystal7

This is a very simple ham and bean recipe. A meaty smoked Ham Hock and homemade chicken broth with give plenty of flavor to the beans. But if you want celery and carrots or anything else added in, go for it. It's all good! :)


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Rating:

Serves:

alot

Prep:

8 Hr

Cook:

7 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

1 pound of dry navy beans
1 large meaty smoked ham hock or 2 small ham hocks
4 cups of chicken broth, homemade, or 1 box (32 oz)of organic chicken broth
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rinse the beans 2 or 3 times in cold water to remove dirt. Discard any bad beans.
2
Add the rinsed beans in a large bowl covered with water; cover bowl with a lid or large plate. Soak the beans overnight at room temperature.
3
Next morning, drain the beans in a colander.
4
Place the ham hock in a crock-pot. Add the drained beans, onion, garlic, and chicken broth. Cover and cook on low for about 5-7 hours, or until beans are tender.
5
Remove the meat from the ham hock(s) and return the meat back to the crock pot. Salt and pepper the beans the last 10 minutes of cooking, if salt is needed. Serve with hot buttered corn bread.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American