Ham and Beans or even Vegetarian beans are easy to cook in the truck.  I use a Rice Cooker to make my beans as they are done faster but a crock-pot would work just as well.  

First I soak the beans and I have found that using a zip lock baggie works the best, add the beans then cover with water and seal them to soak over night.  I had to experiment to figure out the perfect amount of water and air to use when I sealed the bag.  The beans really expand so take that into consideration.  

My ham and beans are never the same, as I never use the same ingredients I use what I have on hand and there are times when I do not have any ham and I will use another meat or no meat at all.  I like a lot of vegetables so everything is thrown into the pot and I have always had very good luck.  I like to use a beef, chicken, or vegetable broth when I am making this meal and I always use the low sodium variety.  It is almost scary how much sodium is in soup and broths.   

Left overs or frozen or before I make my soup I will take out some of the beans to be used in another recipe.  I prefer my homemade beans then I do the store bought beans but in a pinch I will use them.  

I hope you enjoy this recipe and that you add your own leftover ingredients to your ham and beans.

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Linda Caffee

Bob and Linda started their driver careers after their children left home for college in 2000. Bob started as a driver for a large motor carrier with Linda as a rider. They decided to enter the Expedite industry as team drivers in 2005 and purchased their first Freightliner. Both, Bob and Linda have had their Class A licenses since the early 80's starting out driving in the oil field and hauling grain as fill in drivers where Bob worked as a diesel mechanic. Linda worked at the local country courthouse in data processing.

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Thank You Craig! There is another one in the works and as stuff slows down we will get back into the swing of things.

January 22, 2015 18:19:47 PM

Very nice videos Linda. Lauri and I have missed the cooking videos, so thank you for doing a couple more. By the way, your background (the new truck) looks very nice.

January 21, 2015 14:05:48 PM