Savory Slow-cooked Northern Beans

by Sheryl

I wish I could go back to the days when everything was simple. See, I grew up in a not so well-off family but we were very happy. I remember this dish. This is pretty much what we ate all the time. My mom’s cooking skill is superb! She could make a simple dish into a somewhat sophisticated looking food. Every dinner we gather to eat this delicious meal. It was so amazing how a simple dish could make too many memories. As the years went by, I added more ingredients to it to make it more awesome. It was perfect before but I thought I could make a bit of modification. Feel free to add your preferred ingredients. I highly encourage you to do so because we all want to eat something that suits our taste, right?

So, here you go friends! Just follow these 7 simple steps and you are good to go! This will always have a special place in my heart. I hope it finds its way to yours too!


1 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 clove garlic, chopped
2 lb dry northern beans
4 cups of water
4 cups chicken broth or stock
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon paste optional, it adds flavor
1 cup baby carrots
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon herbes de Provence
1 meaty ham bone or a couple of meaty ham hocks

How to cook Savory Slow-cooked Northern Bean

Step 1: Pour oil into the slow cooker.

Step 2: Add in the sliced carrots, garlic, and onions.

Step 3: Add the beans, ham bone, broth, water, and seasonings.

Step 4: Pour the bouillon and stir until all ingredients are well-blended.

Step 5: Turn on the slow cooker and set the time to 6 hours on high.

Step 6: When the beans absorbed most of the liquid ingredients, add more water.

Step 7: Once the beans are tender, turn off the heat and serve. Enjoy!

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