Tempt My Tummy Tuesday… Slow Cooker Beans with Ham Bone

by Lisa on December 26, 2011

I hope you have all had a great Christmas weekend.  Now, what to do with all that left over ham?  At least that was the question I had last  night.  Thankfully I had the ham bone bagged in the fridge and a bag of beans in the pantry.  This is the what I made:




Slow Cooker Beans with Ham Bone

  • 1 pound dried pinto beans
  • 5 cups water, or more if needed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 heaping teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • one ham bone, with some meat still on the bone
  • 1 cup extra ham left over, chopped up in to bite size pieces


  1. Wash and pick over the beans, then place them in a large bowl. Fill the bowl with cold water, and soak the beans for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans, then place into a slow cooker. Pour in 5-6 cups of water. Stir in onion, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, Italian seasoning, and bay leaves. Place the ham bone and extra ham into the cooker, cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 hours. Add more water if the beans are beginning to dry out; cook until the beans are very tender, an additional 2 hours.

I will be serving our bowl of beans with homemade beer bread, this evening for dinner.  HERE is the beer bread recipe.  It is SOOO good.


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Miz Helen December 26, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Thank you so much for hosting and I am wishing you and your family a blessed and abundant 2012!
Miz Helen


Elise December 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

We LOVE ham and beans! I’m definitely trying this recipe next time I make them 🙂 Thanks for hosting the blog hop!


Hollie December 27, 2011 at 9:26 am

Thanks for hosting, have a happy new year!


Lisa @ Happy in Dole Valley December 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

Thanks so much for hosting and for sharing such an easy and delicious sounding recipe. I’ve got a ham bone that will go into my crockpot for tomorrow’s dinner. Thanks for the inspiration!

Happy new year wishes to you and yours, ~Lisa 🙂

PS: Sharing our 52nd Muffin Monday post of 2011 — chocolate peppermint muffins. Enjoy!


Shelley December 27, 2011 at 10:40 am

Thank you for hosting and for your yummy recipe! Wishing you and your family and happy and blessed new year!


Cheryl B. December 27, 2011 at 2:02 pm

hi Lisa :->
Your bean soup both looks and sounds so scrumptious that I think I can taste it! Yum!!!
It’s currently raining snow here – we’re headed into the soup and warm the bones meal season!

Happy New Year!


Self Sagacity December 27, 2011 at 2:20 pm

great way to use beans and ham. two of the things I don’t get enough of. I like the slow cooker style too. Happy New Year!


April @ The 21st Century Housewife December 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Your recipe sounds so comforting and delicious! Thank you for another yummy recipe, and also for hosting. Happy New Year, Lisa!


Michelle December 27, 2011 at 9:38 pm

Too funny that you posted on what to do with leftover ham. Mine was about leftovers, too… although my “leftovers” involve egg nog 🙂


Lorraine December 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Linking up with you this evening 🙂 Thank you for hosting!

Kindly, Lorraine


~LL~ December 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I miss you, friend! I hope to get back into following blogs like I did “way back when.”


Harriet January 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I fixed this today for our dinner. It got rave reviews from everyone-even the child who proclaims “not be the biggest bean fan”. Will be making this many more times. Thanks for posting! God bless you this New Year.


claire January 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm

Hi i’m a new follower,thanks for hosting 🙂


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