A crock pot great northern beans recipe on a comfort food blog might make you a bit suspicious, but don’t fret. These beans are all about Southern and all about comfort!
Dry beans, ham hock, and all the other flavors that are hearty and flavorful will make you and your family happy!
So simple to put together – like any good slow cooker recipe – and yet so flavorful after all-day cooking!
WHAT ARE GREAT NORTHERN BEANS?
Great northern beans are a large white bean that’s similar in taste to Navy beans, but they hold up a bit better than Navy beans during cooking. They are definitely not “northern” or anti-southern, however.
They have a hearty, creamy flavor and serve up nicely with ham, veggies, and other seasonings. For great northern beans, you can easily substitute Navy or cannellini beans.
- 2 pounds great northern beans , dry
- 6 cups water
- 1-½ pounds ham hock
- salt to taste
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1 large carrot sliced or chopped
- 1 large celery stalk sliced or chopped
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
Add all ingredients to a large slow cooker.
Cook on high 4-5 hours or low 7-8 hours.
Remove ham hock to cool a bit. Remove ham bits and add them back to the slow cooker.
Stir the ingredients, taste, and add salt if needed. Serve hot with corn bread or biscuits.