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navy beans

a recipe by
Elizabeth Sharp
Knoxville, TN

I remember my mother making these when I was a child. You can't get much better on a cold night than Navy Beans and a slice of buttered corn bread. Home cooking at its best!

serves 4 - 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 7 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For navy beans

  • 1 lb
    dry navy beans (sorted and rinsed)
  • 1/2 c
    fine chopped carrots
  • 1/2 c
    fine chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    fine chopped celery including the leaves
  • 2
    slices bacon cut with kitchen sissors
  • 1 tsp
    salt (may need more as it cooks)
  • 1/2 tsp
    cracked pepper

How To Make navy beans

  • 1
    Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Add cold water until about 3 inches above the beans. Stir well.
  • 2
    Cook in crock pot on low all day or about 6 - 8 hours until tender.
  • 3
    You can soak the beans over night if you are using the stove top cooking method but I do not as I cook them in my crock pot.
  • 4
    You can also substitute a ham hock for the bacon. Taste test for salt content. Serve with corn bread.