Pick through beans to remove impurities and rinse.
Place ham bone with meat attached in bottom of slow cooker.
Pour dry beans on top.
Add onion, garlic and salt. Add chipotle sauce if desired.
Cover ham and beans with water, making sure the slow cooker is filled to within 3/4 inch of the top.
Cover and cook on high for 8 hours.
Stir and continue to cook on low for 4 hours. Stir occasionally to encourage creaminess.
Cook on low for the rest of the day, stirring often to encourage creaminess.
Serve ham and beans in bowls with cornbread on the side.
You can cut the cook time for this recipe in half by starting Ham and Northern Beans on the stovetop. Place the ham bone with picked and rinsed beans in a large pot and fill with water. Place on stove over high heat and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for one hour. Transfer content of the pot to the slow cooker and cook on high for 4-5 hours.
Slow Cooker Ham and Northern Beans https://www.stewardshipathome.com/slow-cooker-ham-and-northern-beans/ September 14, 2015