Excellent comfort food! Made as posted except cut the recipe in half. I did turn the crock pot on high for the last two hours cuz the beans were still a bit hard. Very tasty. Thanks for posting. Made for PAC spring 08'
This is a fantastic recipe! A great crockpot recipe. Remember to remove the bay leaves before serving. The fast way for this recipe is soak the beans overnight, drain, put them in a pressure cooker covered with water, cook for 10 lbs pressure for 15 minutes, take off burner, let steam off naturally, uncover, add the rest of the ingredients, add 2 more cups of water and bring up to pressure again and cook for 15 minutes. If the 1 lb ham is cooked add after steam is released. If the ham is not cooked add with the rest of the ingredients.There is no need to add additional salt. Thanks for posting, the long slow method of the crockpot seems to lock in the flavors better but both ways on this recipe is delicious! Thanks for posting!
I make this quite often. The only exception to this recipe is I use canned chicken broth instead of water. Gives it a rich flavor. Yes, remember to remove the bay leaves. Enjoy