Slow Cooker Ham and Beans

Slow Cooker Ham and Beans

Jessica Kimble 4

"This recipe is perfect for those blustery days when you don't really have time to cook, but want a hearty meal for the family. It's a very basic, nutrient-packed meal for all to enjoy!"

Ingredients 20 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 318 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 318 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.8g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 17.8 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 492 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the beans, ham, brown sugar, onion powder, parsley, garlic salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a slow cooker. Pour enough water into the slow cooker to cover the mixture by about 2 inches. Set slow cooker to Low; simmer 12 hours, stirring occasionally.
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  1. 89 Ratings


This is quite possibly the worst "bean" recipe I have ever used. 1/2 cup of brown sugar combined with 1/4 tsp of cayenne is a terrible combination. I should have known better but was looking for a no brainer and saw the reviews where people had not changed this recipe and enjoyed it.

Cindy D.

I was really excited about this recipe because its quick to assemble and totally easy to make. I followed the recipe exactly except i subbed kielbasa sausage for the ham because i didnt have ham. Unfortunately, the broth is REALLY sweet- so if you like sweet ham and beans (we dont) then this might be the recipe for you. If not, i would leave out the brown sugar or at least cut it WAY back.


I had some left over ham from the holidays that I pulled out of the freezer and thawed out. Chopped it up, tossed the ingredients for this recipe into my crock pot, and ended up with a very tasty soup! The only change that I made is that I added a can of chicken broth, then added water 2" to cover. I'll be serving this with a plate of cornbread, and a cool spinach salad. This recipe has a quick prep time, and tastes great! I'll be making this again!