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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!



  • °30 ml (2 tbsp.) olive oil
  • °1 chopped onion
  • °500 ml (2 cups) ham, diced
  • °1.5 liters (6 cups) chicken or vegetable broth
  • °180 ml (3/4 cup) orzo
  • °5 ml (1 teaspoon) Herbes de Provence (thyme, rosemary, oregano, savory, etc.)
  • °250 ml (1 cup) frozen peas
  • °1 can white beans (540 ml), rinsed and drainedSalt and pepper to taste



  1. In saucepan, heat oil on medium heat.
  2. Brown the onion with the diced ham for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the orzo, herbs de Provence and peas.
  5. Simmer un-covered for 6 to 7 min.
  6. Add the white beans and season.
  7. Extend cooking for 5 minutes.
  8. Enjoy !


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