August 17, 2010

Ham and White Bean Stew

Prep: Overnight, plus 10 mins. - Cook: 10-12 hrs. - Servings: 6

   6 C. water
   1 lb. great northern
   3/4 lb. ham
   1 Lg. white onion, coarsely chopped
   2 stalks celery, chopped
   1 smoked ham hock
   1 T. brown sugar

In a large stockpot filled with 6 cups water, soak white beans overnight. Cut ham into 1/2" to 1" cubes. Place cubed ham, chopped onion and chopped celery in slow cooker. Drain beans, discarding the water, and add beans to ingredients in slow cooker. Add ham hock and brown sugar and mix well until well combined. Add enough water to cover ingredients by about 1/2".

Cover and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours. To serve, mix lightly and ladle stew into bowls.

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