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Pinto Beans and Ham in a slow cooker with ladle

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans and Ham

Slow Cooker Pinto Beans and Ham is a simple recipe that is hearty, filling, and delicious! This is comfort food! This crock pot pinto beans and ham is a slow cooker dump and start recipe. So easy!

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot pinto beans and ham recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 - 10
Calories 263 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 Meaty Ham Bone
  • 2 1/2 cups Pinto Beans (dry or soaked overnight)
  • 8 cups Water (6 cups for soaked beans)
  • 1 lg Bay Leaf
  • 5 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 lg Onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp Thyme Leaves, dried (not ground)
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt


  1. Rinse your meaty ham bone (especially if it has pineapple/fruit on it).

  2. Add everything except for the salt to the crock. Stir.

  3. Cook on High for 7-8 hours (for soaked beans cook on Low for 7-8 hours). Stir halfway through cook time and add water if beans are not covered.

  4. Remove the ham bone and bay leaf and discard.

  5. Taste and add salt if needed.

  6. Serve with some bread, if desired.