Crockpot Pinto Beans and Ham

Recipe by Lavender Lynn
READY IN: 9hrs




  • Sort your beans and remove and broken pieces or pebbles. I use one 16 oz package of beans. Place in a large bowl or pot, covering with water.
  • Add the baking soda to the water, and let the beans soak at least 6 hours or overnight. After 6 hours or overnight drain the water from the beans.
  • Add the beans to a 6 quart crock pot and cover with fresh water. You want the beans to be covered by at least one inch.
  • Add the pinto bean seasoning, sugar, vegetable oil, pepper and onion. Taste the beans after several hours of cooking and add more seasonings if you think it needs it. I used a total of one tablespoons pepper.
  • Add one of the following for additional seasoning, one ham hock, ham bone, or slice of country ham cut into pieces.
  • Place lid on crock pot and cook on high for about 6-8 hours. make sure the beans stay covered with water, so check occasionally. If you need more water, then add it. The beans should have a soup consistency.
  • In 6 hours, test beans and if they are cooked. Remove ham bone and pull of the meat or remove meat from ham hock and serve. Don't forget the wedge of cornbread.