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Slow Cooker Ham and Beans

Slow cooker ham and beans is a cheap, easy dinner recipe. And it's a frugal way to use up the ham bone after you've cooked a ham.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crock Pot Recipes, Slow Cooker Ham and Beans
Servings: 8
Author: Joy Kincaid | Artful Homemaking


  • 1 lb dry great northern beans (about 2.5 cups)
  • 1 ham bone (or 1 lb. ham pieces)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Sort and rinse beans. In a large bowl (or the slow cooker insert), cover beans with water and soak overnight.
  • In the morning, drain beans. Discard the soaking water.
  • Add beans, ham bone, water, onion, and garlic to slow cooker.
  • Cover. Cook on low 7-8 hours, or high 4 hours.
  • Add salt during last hour of cooking time.
  • At the end of cooking time, remove ham bone. Allow it to cool, remove meat from the bone, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Stir back into bean mixture.
  • Serve with hot corn bread or garlic bread and a side salad.


You can also use navy beans for this recipe.