Beans and Ham for the Crock Pot By Freda

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FREDA GABLE

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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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 7 votes

Comments:
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)

How to Make Beans and Ham for the Crock Pot By Freda

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.

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Course/Dish: Pork
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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