Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 hours

Total: 5 hours 10 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


16 oz package dried northern beans

1½ lbs ham shank, chopped in big chunks

1 small onion-diced water, enough to cover beans

⅓ cup light brown sugar

Salt and pepper, to taste


Step 1:

Sort the beans for any pebbles and then rinse under running water

Step 2:

Add the

Add the rinsed beans, chopped ham shank, salt and pepper into the crockpot. Add the onion-diced water to cover the content of the crockpot.

Step 3:

Cover the crockpot and then cook on high setting for 2 hours, then turn to low setting and cotinue cooking for another 3 hours or till the beans becomes tender

Step 4:

Take out the ham shanks and skin all of the meat from the bones,

Step 5:

Return the meat only to the crockpot then add the brown sugar and combine gently till the brown sugar mixes well.

Step 6:

Serve and enjoy.