Southern Great Northern Beans (Crock Pot Version)

READY IN: 6hrs 10mins


  • 2
    quarts water, Added Only As Needed
  • 1
    tablespoon salt, This is estimated add to your taste
  • 1
    teaspoon pepper, This is estimated add to your taste
  • 1 12
    teaspoons hot pepper flakes, U can also use 1 whole dried red hot chili pepper instead and if you like em hot use more
  • 1
    tablespoon butter


  • Start beans in morning.
  • Wash beans and pick out any bad beans and toss away.
  • Use a 4-6 quart crock pot.
  • Pour washed beans into crock pot.
  • Add water to about 1 inch over beans.
  • Add butter,salt,hot pepper flakes and pork chop or ham bone.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Then turn cooker to low and cook the rest of the day stirring once in a while and adding water only if necessary.
  • Do not add to much water at one time other wise your beans will turn out watery, you want a nice thick gravy with your beans.
  • When done break up the pork chop or remove meat from ham bone Toss bone.
  • If using a whole red hot dried chili pepper remove it now and toss away.(We don't want anyone accidentally biting into that now do we?).
  • The beans will be tender in a thick gravy.
  • If gravy is to thin move lid on crockpot so that one side is open to let steam escape, To thicken gravy.
  • If gravy is to thick add 1/4 cup water at a time until it reaches the consistency you desire.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Will take about 6-7 hours to cook.
  • Serve with hot buttered cornbread and iced tea for a good southern rib sticking meal.
  • I use this tea recipe #63785 Southern Sweet Tea.
  • And I use this cornbread recipe #116185 Sweet Cornbread.
  • But if you want a more southern corn bread try my #195163 Cracklin Cornbread recipe.