Real Recipes From Real Home Cooks ®

ham and beans

Recipe by
Karen Morris
Reedley, CA

For Christmas we had turkey and a hickory smoked ham. I had about 10 pounds left over. I bought a big ham! Well, I needed to make something out of it, so I decided on ham and beans. Thing is, the meat is salty on its own, so no need to add a lot of salt to the pot. Still, it makes the beans taste so delicious! Also, it’s important to use maple flavored sausage to the pot, 1 pound of it. Your taste buds will dance with joy and excitement when you make a bowl to eat.

method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For ham and beans

  • 1 c
    pinto beans
  • 1 box
    chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 2 lb
    hickory smoked baked ham
  • 1 lb
    maple flavored pork sausage

How To Make ham and beans

  • 1
    First, wash beans in cool water. Let them soak all day, about 8 hours.
  • 2
    Drain water off beans, rinse them with clean water.
  • 3
    Add beans to crockpot. Add everything but the hickory smoked pieces of ham.
  • 4
    Pour 6 cups of water and a box of chicken stock in with beans.
  • 5
    Let cook on low all night log. I dice up an onion and add to the pot while it cooks.
  • 6
    Next morning, I add the hickory smoked ham to the pot. I let it simmer on low heat until noon. Now it’s ready to eat!

Categories & Tags for Ham and Beans: