Savory Slow-cooked Northern Beans

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Cook time: 6 Hr Prep time: 15 Min Serves: Crockpot full


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 lb dry northern beans
  • 4 c water
  • 4 c chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon paste optional, it adds flavor
  • 1 c baby carrots
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp herbes de Provence
  • 1 meaty ham bone or a couple of meaty ham hocks

How To make it:

1. Place oil in the bottom of the slow cooker, add onion, garlic, and carrots. Next add ham bone, beans, seasonings, broth, and water. Stir in bouillon.

2. Cook on high for 6 hours adding more broth or water as beans absorb. Cook until beans are desired tenderness.