Zesty Easter Ham and Beans

Recipe By

$5 Dinners

"I’ve taken the Hurst Beans’ Easter Ham & Beans and given it a little south Texas flair. In the form of poblano peppers, diced tomatoes, and green chilies. Simple ingredients that get mixed right into the slow cooker, but they really give a fantastic pop of flavor to the beans and ham."

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

8 hours



272 Spicy Eastern Ham Beans Recipe


  • 1 package Hurst’s Great Northern HamBeens®

  • Leftover ham bone, with a good amount of meat still on the bone, or 3 cups diced ham

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 2 cups carrot, diced

  • 1 cup celery, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 poblano peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 6 cups water

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Garnish ideas: sour cream, fresh chopped cilantro

  • Homemade or store bought rolls

Cooking Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients, except the garnishes and rolls in the slow cooker. Stir gently and set on low and cook for 8 hours. (High for 5 hours is an option as well!)

  2. Prepare rolls if necessary.

  3. To serve, if using a ham bone, remove the bone and pull off all the ham meat and serve in the soup. Season to taste and garnish with sour cream or cilantro.

  4. Serve Zesty Easter Ham & Beans with dinner rolls.