Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ham and bean soup in crock pot

This makes a lot. We had a good bowl and was able to put up some in the freezer for another cold night. This had a great flavor and smelled great cooking.
The only problem we had is needed to cook longer than 8 hours for our beans to get cooked. Now these were dried beans soaked overnight and then just put in the crock pot. We saw at about 6 hours the beans were hard so we kicked it up on high and that did the trick. So I'd say the first hour if you can cook for one hour on high then turn down and still count on 8 hours with 9 hours altogether.
1 lb dried great northern beans soaked overnight and rinsed and drained.
3 cloves garlic sliced
1 large sweet onion (I just used half of a huge yellow onion)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon parsley
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
a few baby carrots
6 cups water or broth (we used 4 cups chicken broth and the rest water)
1 ham bone
1 to 2 cups ham (we had a honey ham left over and saved the bone and a few chunks not sure how much it was but it was enough.)
Place beans in crock pot with onion,salt,pepper,parsley,cloves,carrots,ham and broth and water.
Cover and cook on low till beans are tender and creamy _ we needed longer
skim any excess fat if necessary before serving.


The Japanese Redneck said...

my comment got ate up

Hope ya'll saved some out for tonight.

buuurrrr rabbbitt as my hubby says

Wills Kitchen said...

We are having a veg soup with all our left overs Thursday. Saving some of this one.