2 meaty ham bones
2 cups dry Great Northern beans
2 cups celery chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
3 cloves garlic finely minced
1 teaspoon black pepper
8-9 cups chicken stock
Salt to taste
Prepare dried beans by soaking them in cold water for 8-10 hours, then drain and rinse.
Place all ingredients in your slow cooker, except salt.
Heat on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours or until beans are tender.
Remove ham bone. Chop ham from bone and return to slow cooker. Cover until heated through, about 5 minutes.
Season to taste with salt. The beans may already be salty enough. So taste the beans before adding salt.
You may substitute the bean to your favorite beans.