- 20 minutes
- 8 hours
Examine beans for pebbles, rinse and soak in water overnight.
You can also prepare your vegetable ahead of time: Chop into soup-size bits and store in refrigerator until ready to add to crock pot.
- Drain beans and assemble with all other ingredients in crock pot.
Cover with water (about 4 cups) and stir to mix thoroughly. Turn crock pot on high. Cover and let cook.
When beans are tender, remove ham hocks.
If desired, pick meat from bones, chop and return to crock pot. Discard fat, skin and bones.
- Remove lid from crock pot and let simmer until broth thickens to desired consistency.