Slow Cooker Ham & White Beans – our favorite way to use our leftover holiday ham! Only 3 ingredients – ham, onion, and dried great northern beans. Cover with water and cook. Serve with some homemade cornbread. Comfort food at its best! #southern #crockpot #leftoverham #slowcooker #hambone
This is the last recipe from our Christmas ham. I always look forward to finishing off the ham with a nice big bowl of white beans and a slice of cornbread. This recipe is super simple. It uses a pound of dried beans and simmers all day in the crockpot with a big ham bone. The Honey Baked Ham store sells ham bones year-round (found that out on twitter). If you don’t have a ham bone, use some ham shanks, ham hocks or just some chopped up ham. I love the creaminess of white beans combined with the saltiness of the ham. This is comfort food at its best!
⅓ cup Brown Sugar
1 Onion (Chopped)
1 ½ lb. Smoked Ham Hocks
1 lb. Great Northern Beans
Salt and pepper to taste
Pour the beans into the bottom of the Crockpot.
Add the onion, ham hocks and brown sugar on top.
Cover the beans in about 2 inches of water.
Cook on high for 2 hours.
Reduce the heat to low and cook for an additional 4-5 hours.
Remove the ham hocks from the crockpot. Shred off the meat, and return the ham meat to the crockpot with the beans. Stir and serve with salt and pepper to taste.