Cinnamon Spiced Great Northern Beans

Cinnamon Spiced Great Northern Beans
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"This slow cooker beans recipe is a perfect weeknight dish. Your house will smell amazing as it’s cooking and it will fill you up with the very best tastes of Hurst’s Great Northern Beans. There’s a meatless option too, so everyone will love this recipe!" Recipe courtesy of BasilMomma Food blog:

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Servings 10


  • 1 20 oz bag of Hurst Hambeens
  • 4 C water
  • 4 C vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 lb of cooked meat, optional (ham, ham bone, jowl OR no meat at all!)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, diced
  • 2 TB brown sugar
  • 2 bay leaves, dried
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (taste before serving to see if you need more)
  • 1 tsp of black peppercorns
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 TB unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp of seasoning packet

Cooking Directions

  1. Rinse beans, discarding any that are bad, as well as unwanted debris.
  2. Add rinsed beans to a 6 qt slow cooker.
  3. Add water, stock, sugar, shallot, meat (optional), garlic, peppercorns, salt, bay leaf, ground cinnamon, cinnamon stick, butter and 1 tsp of seasoning.
  4. Place lid and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8-9 OR until beans are soft and liquid is absorbed.
  5. Do not lift the lid. (It can add up to 30 minutes of cooking time each time you lift.)
  6. Allow to cool 15 minutes and give the beans a light mash.
  7. Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick.
  8. Serve as a base for pork cracklins, the meat you cooked with it, or no meat at all!