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Crock Pot Great Northern Beans - Southern Style with Ham

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!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 10 mins
Course: beans, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 805kcal
Author: Savory With Soul


  • Slow Cooker


  • 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.


Calories: 805kcal | Carbohydrates: 96g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 2456mg | Fiber: 31g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2067IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 293mg | Iron: 10mg