Ham and Bean Soup
2 smoked ham hocks
2 cups navy beans or mixed beans
8 cups water (3 cups more may be added after bone is taken out, then cooked some more)
1 clove garlic, minced, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 bay leaf
1 large onion, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Put everything into slow cooker. Set to HIGH. After it begins to cook, turn to LOW, and cook for 10 hours or even longer.
Remove the bone after about 6 hours and add additional 3 cups more water if needed.
Remove bay leaf before serving.
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