Friday, March 7, 2014

Crock Pot Recipe

One lb. white northern or navy beans
4 cups beef or chicken stock
1 cup carrots sliced thickly
1 cup celery sliced thickly
1 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 hambone and 1 cup cubed ham pieces
salt and pepper to taste

Pick over and rinse beans.  Place in 6 qt. crock pot and add water 2 inches above beans.  Let soak overnight. Drain water and add broth, carrots, celery, onion, and hambone.  Add water to cover about 1inch.  Cook on high for 5 hours. Remove ham bone and tear off any meat --put back in crock pot along with cubed ham. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Cook on low for 3 hours more. If you want your soup thicker take out 1 cup of beans and mash up then add to pot and stir.
Garnish with cheese and/or sour cream.

If you are not home to  remove ham bone- just add large chunks of ham at the beginning and remove ham bone before serving. Cooking time would be 6 hours on high.


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