4-Ingredients Crock Pot Great Northern Beans

This 4-Ingredients Crock Pot Great Northern Beans is an easier, set it and forget it, variation of the classic. It’s super simple with a very short ingredient list. It makes it quite a delightful surprise when you first dig in and discover just how incredibly flavorful it is.


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


How to Make It

First step to prepare this delicious recipe is 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 sure 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!

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