I call this recipe "White Bean Chowder", which I think sounds a little more sophisticated than ham and beans. :) Really, though, there's not much "sophistication" to this set-it-and-forget-it recipe.
|(This picture was taken in landscape, but for some reason Blogger flipped it on its side...and I can't figure out how to get it side-to-side again. Sorry for the weird angle!)|
1 pound dry navy or northern beans
1 thick slice of country ham, trimmed and cut into cubes
1 onion, roughly diced
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
5-6 cups of water, depending how "soupy" you want the meal to be
Soak the beans overnight, then drain and rinse. In a standard-size crockpot, combine the beans with all other ingredients. Cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours.
That's it! ENJOY!!!
This is such an easy meal for our family. I can get it going in 15 minutes during the morning, and then it's ready to eat by suppertime. Our girls DEVOUR it, too. The last time I made this, they each ate THREE BOWLS that first night! I love it with some yummy bread and a crisp salad. And the leftovers are wonderful, too.