Other Main Dishes
Simple Crock Pot Ham Hock and Beans
Slow Cooker Crock Pot
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
1Rinse the beans 2 or 3 times in cold water to remove dirt. Discard any bad beans.
2Add 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.
3Next morning, drain the beans in a colander.
4Place 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.
5Remove 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.
Originally Posted: Mon, Jul 13, 2015