salt and pepper to tastetake it easy on the salt, the ham is salty on its own
Rinse the beans and pull out any pebbles you find.
Add the beans, ham bone (or ham), onion powder, and seasoning to the slow cooker.
Add water and cover. Cook on low for 8 hours.
Remove the ham bone and pull off any meat still left on the bone.
Stir meat back into the soup and serve with cornbread!
For the Crockpot Express (pressure cooker directions)
Add the ingredients to the pot, close and lock the lid and turned the steam release valve to closed. Press Meat/Stew and adjust time to 60 minutes. When cooking cycle is done, do a natural pressure release for 20-30 minutes until the pressure is fully released. Open lid and remove ham bone. Pull any remaining meat off the bone and stir into the soup.
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