This is cheap eating at its best. Really good food for scraping by at the end of the month when your cash gets low.
Sort beans overnight with enough water to cover them or, you may sort them and place in a saucepan with 2-inches of water to cover. Bring to a boil; boil for 3 minutes, then cover and remove from heat. Allow to sit for one hour after boiling, but don't lift the lid. Whichever method you use, rinse and drain the beans before placing them in the crock pot.
Put the rinsed beans, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, parsley, cloves, ham or ham hocks into the crock pot along with 6 cups of water or broth. Cover crock, and cook on LOW for about 8 hours, or until beans are tender. Skim any excess fat, if necessary, before serving.
By Connie from Cotter, AR
sounds delish. what kind of broth would be best?
We have always loved ham and beans. We just haven't eaten them often because of the gas problem, and we don't want to always have beeno around. So we don't eat this good dish much anymore. If you know of some way to stop this problem, please let us know.
would veg broth work its all I have? Or beef
Funny I was just thinking I HAVE to use the ham hocks
I picked up at the store two days ago. I will make this
in the morning. Thank you for reminding me.
Perfect timing. I just found a hamhock in the freezer. Hubby says pinto beans are best for no gas. Or put beans in a pot and heat to boiling. Add a little bit of baking soda, cook for a few minutes, rinse and add to recipe.
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