Here’s how I like to cook beans:
First, presoak them. Cover your beans with cold water by 3-4 inches. Let the pot sit overnight, covered. OR, Cover your beans with cold water by 3-4 inches, bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the beans sit for 1 hour.
Next, drain the beans. Add them to your slow-cooker with your ham and any other ingredients you want to add for flavor (broth, onion, garlic, salt, tomatoes, etc.). Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high 4-6 hours or until beans are tender.
For more detailed information on various bean cooking techniques, follow this link:
Beans Glorious Beans!
Here’s a recipe for a guide. After soaking your beans, just toss the remaining ingredients in the slow-cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until beans are tender.
Baked Beans with Ham Hock
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