Savory Slow-cooked Northern Beans

Cook time: 6 Hr  Prep time: 15 Min  Serves: Crock pot full



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