Crock Pot Ham & Beans

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"The bit about the cloves is a little different. It happened when one year I made some ham and beans with some leftover holiday baked ham. I had rinsed it off, but the flavor got in there, and it is surprisingly good. And I have been making it this way ever since. Leave it out if you're nervous- you won't hurt my feelings. The broth in this is traditionally thin (pot likker) and is good spooned over corn bread."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (671.4 g)
  • Calories 250.2
  • Total Fat - 9.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 60.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1768.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4 g
  • Sugars - 8 g
  • Protein - 23.7 g
  • Calcium - 83.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 19.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Sort beans and soak in enough water to cover overnight.

Step 2

Or you may sort them and place in a saucepan with 2-inches of water to cover.

Step 3

Bring them to a boil, boil for 3 minutes, then cover and remove from heat.

Step 4

Allow to sit for one hour after boiling (don't lift the lid).

Step 5

Whichever method you use, rinse and drain the beans before placing them in the crock pot.

Step 6

Put the rinsed beans, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, parsley, cloves, ham (chopped into large chunks) or ham hocks into the crock pot along with 6 cups water or broth.

Step 7

Cover crock, and cook on low for about 8 hours, or until beans are tender and creamy.

Step 8

Skim any excess fat, if necessary, before serving.


  • I usually serve the beans with corn bread, minced onion, and Louisiana hot pepper sauce.

5 Reviews


Very good and easy too! Served with blueberry muffins for a very hearty dinner. Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(27 Jul 2015)


Boy oh boy is this soup good! I used the overnight soak method for the beans. I also sauteed the onions and garlic prior to placing it in the crockpot because I find that it gives a better end-result to dishes that are made in a crockpot. I used the water that the beans were cooked in and added a pinch of cayenne along with adding a packet of "Goya Ham Concentrate Flavor Packet" for added hammy taste. Served it alongside corn muffins. What a delightful homey meal Sue! This meal will surely see many re-runs at my house. Thank you Sue for sharing.


review by:
(21 Apr 2015)

dienia b

loved this and so did mr picky i used limas and blck beans really good , the clove was subtle ,but needed


review by:
(4 Dec 2014)


I used a 800gram smoked ham hock and a mix of dried beans and got 8 cups of ham and beans, froze 6 and had the rest for lunch which was extremely filling and delicious, thank you Sue Lau, made for Pick Me tag game.


review by:
(22 Oct 2014)


A pretty basic recipe with lots of flavors mixed together. I loved the clove and will use it again when I make them!


review by:
(15 Apr 2013)

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