Slow Cooker Ham and Beans
If you're a busy mom who needs a quick meal to make when you're running errands all day, this slow cooker ham and beans recipe gets a thumbs up from us all.
If using dry beans put them in a bowl with 4 cups of water and leave them overnight to soak. (can use drained canned beans but I think dry turns out better)
Slice or dice your onion.
Put your ham hock in the center of your slow cooker. Drain your soaked beans and pour those around your ham hock.
Separate pieces of cut onion and sprinkle around ham hock on top of beans.
Sprinkle minced garlic and seasonings around, on top of onions. Then pour your broth into your crockpot and close your lid.
Set on low for 6 - 8 hours for dry soaked beans (until they're tender) or 2-3 hours for drained canned beans (depending on how soft you want them).
After 6 hours (7 if you want beans softer), remove bones from ham hock and shred ham in pot (it will fall apart when you use tongs on it.
Stir and serve!
Serving: 3oz | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.3mg