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Old 10-19-2006, 10:41 AM   #1
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How many dried beans for a crock-pot with ham?

Ok, I have 2 16 oz. bags of white beans to make ham and bean soup with and a large crock pot. We are feeding 6 family members and want to have left overs. I have a nice sized ham bone with good amount of ham on it but how much of the DRIED beans do I need? I am starting with them first, today.

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I use one bag (16oz) of dried beans soaked overnight to make navy bean soup with ham for 3 people with leftovers, so I'd use both bags for 6 with leftovers. HTH
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I use one bag (16oz) of dried beans soaked overnight to make navy bean soup with ham for 3 people with leftovers, so I'd use both bags for 6 with leftovers. HTH

Thanks Kristin! I am off to start now!
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Re: How many dried beans for a crock-pot with ham?

I use 1 bag mixed beans plus 1/2 bag navy beans to feed 6 people, with leftovers...but, 4 of those 6 people are kids.....and i soak at LEAST 2 days....you'll notic that they really start to bubble that second day, way more than the first day....
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What else do you add? Onion? Spices?
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Re: How many dried beans for a crock-pot with ham?

I just made bean w/ bacon soup in a 6 quart using 2 lbs. great northern and a half pound of navy. We got two meals out of it for a family of 6 (only 5 eating a quantity worth counting).

Just a side note: I have found that I can cook great northern beans w/o soaking and they do just fine. We also like to make our bean dishes a day before we eat them. They taste much better the next day.
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I use 1 bag mixed beans plus 1/2 bag navy beans to feed 6 people, with leftovers...but, 4 of those 6 people are kids.....and i soak at LEAST 2 days....you'll notic that they really start to bubble that second day, way more than the first day....
Ok, I am a BEAN moron LOL I started the beans yesterday, did a pre-cook for 10 min. let them sit for 1 hour rinsed and then put in the crock pot and let them cook over night. I turned off the heat and now have turned it back on for this evenings meal with the ham in it. The beans are TOO soft now! I cannot get this right and it's driving me mad!

I need someone to hold my hand while I make beans
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Re: How many dried beans for a crock-pot with ham?

As one of my ex-roomates dubbed me the "Crockpot Queen", I have a lot of experience with crockpots and beans (just don't ask me to make cookies - that's a very hard task for me not to burn them)! Anyway, I never presoak my beans and just add them to the water and whatever else I put in there. It takes a 16 oz. bag of dried beans about 4-5 hrs. on high to be completely cooked (with no other things in there but spices, etc.). Just in case you wanted to know for future beanie recipes!
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I use one bag (16oz) of dried beans soaked overnight to make navy bean soup with ham for 3 people with leftovers, so I'd use both bags for 6 with leftovers. HTH


I just made some great northern beans and ham about a weeks ago. 1 bag for 2 and we still have a small bowl of leftovers ! (which I should probably toss out now)
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