These beans are great for a protein-packed dinner. You can use dried northern beans to make this simple recipe. Beans can get quite boring, so feel free to add anything you want to them. The recipe calls for ham, though you can use bacon if you prefer. You are also welcome to add any assortment of vegetables and herbs to the crock pot.
This recipe is great because it delivers the tenderest beans you could think of. You don’t need to soak or cook them before putting them in the crock pot. The only thing that might have an effect on the tenderness is the salt. We recommend you add the salt in towards the end of the cooking time.
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
First step to prepare this delicious recipe si to sort the beans for any pebbles & the rinse beans under cold water.
Second step :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 sur 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 in to bowls serve and enjoy!
Serving: 1g | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 106mg | Fiber: 6g