Slow Cooker Black Beans cooked with a meaty ham bone for a delicious and comforting meal that takes little effort.
Black beans are my favorite, I almost always have several cans in my pantry for adding to nachos, casseroles, or to serve up as a side dish. A while back, I found some dried black beans at the grocery store, brought them home and then promptly forgot about them. I am good like that.
I have been spending every spare minute trying to get my accounting finished. It stresses me out, it is not my favorite thing to do by any means. So to avoid the added stress of dinner, I decided a slow cooker meal was in order. I went to digging around and found the dried black beans and it just so happened that I had a nice, meaty ham bone in the freezer.
This could not have been easier, just 4 ingredients and the slow cooker did wonders towards a hearty, no-stress meal. I made a batch of my Skillet Cornbread and we were set.
Make sure you save the ham bone from your Easter ham and you will be all ready for a super easy and healthy meal. There's so much flavor from that ham bone, and if you leave a little meat on the bone it makes this even better.
Speaking of Easter Ham, I have to give a shout out to my favorite Petit Jean Ham, truly the best. A big bonus is that it can be delivered right to your door! You gotta love that.
So next time you are short on time, remember that this recipe can totally save the day. It was a great big bowl of comfort after a long, stressful day.
- 1 pound dried black beans, rinsed and picked through
- 1 32 oz box chicken broth
- 1 ham bone
- 1 teaspoon salt
Add black beans, chicken broth and ham bone into a crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. You can stir the beans about half way through if possible. When beans are tender, stir in salt and place slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.
Disclosure: I am an Ambassador for Petit Jean Meats, I was not compensated for this post. I enjoy spreading the word on their great products that I have loved since I was a kid. All text and opinions are my own.