Slow Cooker Northern White Bean


Learn how to cook white beans in a crockpot with this easy recipe. Great Northern beans are cooked in a slow cooker with smoked neck bones, aromatic vegetables, seasonings, and chicken broth. You can use this recipe for cooking most dried beans in the slow cooker. Adjust liquid when cooking beans with tough skins, such as pinto beans. Add garlic and onion powder to taste, if desired.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
11 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 ½ cups dried great Northern beans, rinsed

  • 2 large smoked neck bones

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • ½ teaspoon soul seasoning

  • ½ onion, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon white vinegar, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 pinch white sugar, or to taste (Optional)

  • 1 dash hot sauce, or to taste (Optional)


  1. Place beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand for 8 hours to overnight. Drain and rinse; set aside.

  2. Place neck bones in a slow cooker and pour chicken broth over bones; stir in soul seasoning.

  3. Cook on High until meat falls off the bone, about 1 hour. Transfer bones and meat to a plate and shred meat from bones; discard bones.

  4. Stir beans, onion, vinegar, sugar, and hot sauce into the slow cooker; spread shredded meat over bean mixture.

  5. Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours or High for 2 to 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

252 Calories
5g Fat
31g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 252
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 1150mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 84mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 662mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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