I love this crockpot ham and beans recipe. The savory ham hocks cooked on low with the white beans all day make for the perfect, easy dinner. Eat them alone or eat them on top of rice to make the meal heartier and more filling. There’s honestly less than 5 ingredients need for this recipe. I’ve been making these for years and it’s one of Allen’s favorite recipes since we have been married. Keep reading to see how to make this simple crockpot favorite.
I don’t know why this season feels so much busier than usual. I guess it’s because Amelia is in school now and there’s lots of activities going on. I’ve been using my crockpot a lot here lately. Way more than usual. This is a classic recipe I’ve been cooking for years. When it starts to get cold outside, Allen always asks for a big pot of white beans. It’s honestly so simple. I get a bag of dried great northern beans, some ham hocks, chicken broth, all-purpose seasoning and a half stick of butter. That’s seriously it. It might take a total of 30 seconds to put all of this in the crockpot for this good ole meal.
Equipment You’ll Need
Like I said before, I have totally been avoiding recipes that take a lot of effort lately. So, for these white beans and ham, you seriously only need a crockpot. I’ve linked the ones that I have below. If you choose to eat it with rice, then you’ll need a rice cooker or a pot to make your rice in. Literally, there’s nothing other than that. If you have leftovers, just put the crockpot in the fridge.
Ingredients You’ll Need
You’ll use a one-pound bag of great northern beans aka white beans. You don’t need to soak them or anything beforehand. You just need the dried beans.
You’ll find these in the pork section of your grocery store. Ham hocks are part of the pig’s leg. They do have a bone in them, and you’ll have to remove it once your ham and beans cook down. I also like to shred and add the fat and skin back to the pot as well.
You’ll use a half a stick of butter. You can use salted or unsalted. It wont make a difference.
I think I used a 32-ounce carton of chicken broth. You mainly want to make sure that the broth covers the top of all the contents of the pot.
I have an all-purpose seasoning that I keep on hand. It mainly consists of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and parsley.
How to Make Ham and Beans
Add in your beans, ham hocks, butter and seasonings.
Lastly, add in your broth and make sure that it is barely covering all of the contents in the crockpot.
Cook on low for at least 6 hours.
After time is reached, remove ham hocks from pot. Remove the bone and shred the meat with forks. Add back to the pot.
Eat alone or serve over white rice. Enjoy!
Crockpot Ham and Beans
- Large Crockpot
- 1 lb Bag of Dried Great Northern Beans
- 2-2 1/2 lbs Ham Hocks
- 1/2 Stick of Butter
- 2-3 cups Chicken Broth
- 2 tbsp All Purpose Seasonings (I used a mix of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, and paprika.)
- Cooked White Rice for Serving
- Add in your beans, ham hocks, butter and seasonings to a large crockpot.
- Lastly, add in your broth and make sure that it is barely covering all of the contents in the crockpot.
- Cook on low for at least 6 hours.
- After time is reached, remove ham hocks from pot. Remove the bone and shred the meat with forks. Add back to the pot.
- Eat alone or serve over white rice. Enjoy!
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