This is a super easy recipe I make by dressin' up the pre-packaged 15 bean soup. It's great on chilly days and I make it for family meals quite a bit. It's wonderful served with Collard greens, Fried potatoes and of course corn bread. Enjoy!
In a large skillet saute vegetables in butter until onions are translucent.
Pour bean mix into a large slow cooker. Add the 8 cups water and veggies (including butter they sauteed in) and ham hock.
Cook on low for 8 hrs stirring occasionally. After 5 hours of cooking add seasoning packet included in packaged beans. At the 7 1/2 hour mark add salt and pepper if desired and add the lemon juice (this helps to reduce gas and bloating) stir well.Enjoy!