These crock pot great northern beans are made with dry beans and an assortment of vegetables. It’s a versatile recipe, and you can easily change the seasoning vegetables. Or add some ham or bacon to the beans.
1 – 16 oz package dried northern beans
3 – 4 meaty ham hock shank or meaty ham bone (about 1 1/2 lbs)
1 – small onion diced water enough to cover beans salt & pepper to taste
1/3 – cup light brown sugar
Step 1: First step to prepare this delicious recipe is to sort the beans for any pebbles & the rinse beans under cold water.
Step 2: Now after all that you need to add the rinsed beans onion salt pepper & ham shanks hocks or ham (chopped into big chunks) into the crock pot. After all that be sure to add water to cover the beans 2 inches. (between 6 to 8 cups)
Step 3: In this step you need to cover & cook using low high the first 2 hs next turn to low & keep cooking between 4 to 5 hs or till beans are tender. Next move out the ham shanks or hocks & pull off all of the meat.
Step 4: Finally step Now in this step you need to return the meat to the crock pot then add the brown sugar. so for me, I remove about a cup of the juice before adding the brown sugar. It depends on how thick or thin you want the beans. Next and lightly combine to mix. Ladle into bowls serve and enjoy!