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Slow Cooker White Beans and Smoked Ham Hocks
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 15 mins

Comfort food at it's best!

Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: smoked ham hocks, white beans
Servings: 6 servings
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 large carrots, sliced
  • 3-4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large meaty smoked ham hocks
  • 1 pound dried great northern beans, soaked overnight
  • 6 1/2 cups chicken stock or water
  1. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, thyme, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes.
  2. Place the vegetables, ham hocks, beans and chicken stock or water in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. About one hour before the cooking time is completed, remove the ham hocks from the slow cooker and let them cool until they can be handled. Remove and discard the bones, fat and skin from the ham hocks. Chop or shred the meat and return it to the slow cooker, cook until the beans are completely tender.