To make slow-cooked ham and beans, combine 1 pound of green beans with 4 chopped potatoes, 2 cups water and a ham bone in the slow cooker. Cover the cooker and cook the mixture on low for six to eight hours or for three to four hours on high.Continue Reading
Alternatively, combine 2 tablespoons tomato paste with 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, and 1 tablespoon of paprika in the slow cooker. Add a 4-pound bone-in ham along with 4 cups water and 1 pound of dried beans. Season the mixture with 1 bay leaf and 4 sprigs fresh thyme.
Cover the cooker and cook the mixture for eight hours on low. Add one 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, 1 bunch chopped scallions and 4 cloves minced garlic to the slow cooker. Continue cooking for another 30 minutes before transferring the ham to a cutting board. Slice the ham, and serve it with the bean mixture.
To make a hearty ham and bean soup, combine 1 cup diced celery, 1 cup diced carrot, 1 1/2 cups chopped onion, 6 chopped garlic cloves and 1 tablespoon chopped thyme in the cooker. Add 2 pounds ham hocks, 1 pound dried beans, 52 ounces chicken stock and 1/4 cup minced fresh chives. Cook the soup on low for eight hours. Transfer the ham hocks, and remove the meat to stir back into the soup.Learn more about Cooking