Smoky White Beans & Ham Recipe
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Smoky White Beans & Ham Recipe

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I had never made or eaten this dish before meeting my husband here in Kentucky. Now I make it at least once a week. I serve it with some homemade sweet corn bread. Delicious!—Christine Duffy, Sturgis, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 pound dried great northern beans
  • 3 smoked ham hocks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken or beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • Thinly sliced green onions, optional


  1. Rinse and sort beans; soak according to package directions.
  2. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid. Transfer beans to a 6-qt. slow cooker. Add ham hocks. Stir in onion, broth, water and seasonings. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until beans are tender.
  3. Remove meat from bones when cool enough to handle; cut ham into small pieces and return to slow cooker. Serve with a slotted spoon. Sprinkle with onions if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Smoky White Beans & Ham in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2016, p79

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