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
Sort the beans for any pebbles and then rinse under running water
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.
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
Take out the ham shanks and skin all of the meat from the bones,
Return the meat only to the crockpot then add the brown sugar and combine gently till the brown sugar mixes well.
Serve and enjoy.