Northern Beans and Ham
All this really takes is to plan ahead. My daughter and husband had two hugh bowls full of this wonderful hearty meal.
1 bag (medium or large size depending on how many you plan for) I used the medium size bag of Northern Beans or you can also use Navy beans as well.
4 to 6 large bay leaves
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 tbl smoked paprika
1 large thing ham steak
crushed red dried pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tbl parsley flakes
Rinse beans and remove any bad beans or stones. Very important step. Put your beans in a crock pot and fill with water to the halfway point. Add in the bay leaves.
Place your crock pot on low for 5 hrs adding water as needed. After 5 hours then you add in all your seasonings and diced and trimmed ham. If you want the extra spice then add in the red pepper flakes.
Cook for an additional 2 hrs on low. Before serving, remove the bay leaves.
Make come corn bread and there you go!!!