Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Hot Pot
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Serves: 10
  • 1 lb dried beans (I used ½ navy and ½ great northern)*
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 meaty smoked ham bone
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Salt to taste (I add almost at the end--see post as to why)
  1. *Soak beans overnight, if desired. Just put them in a big pot and add water until they're covered by 1-2-inches of water. Drain and pick out the shriveled or bad looking ones.
  2. Place all ingredients except for salt in a 5+ quart slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook for 8-10 hours on low, 5-8 hours on high (cook times are approximate)
Recipe by The Midnight Baker at