Melissa Kaylene: Simple Ham and Beans Recipe

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Simple Ham and Beans Recipe

simple ham and beans recipe / Melissa Kaylene

It's been raining here the past couple of days, big time. I've been swearing that I'm going to start making some meals that I can freeze for busy soccer nights, and I've finally started. Last night I dusted off my crock pot and  made this incredibly simple ham and beans recipe. It made a big batch so we froze some for another meal. Whenever possible I try and double our dinners to do this so I can get ahead...and be able to take some nights off from kitchen duty. :)

Tonight I'm working on Potato soup...if it all turns out I plan to share soon!

simple ham and beans recipe / Melissa Kaylene
simple ham and beans recipe / Melissa Kaylene
simple ham and beans recipe / Melissa Kaylene

Simple Ham and Beans 


1 28 oz can baked beans ( I used a maple bacon flavor)
1 15 oz can kidney beans
1 15 oz can black beans
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
1 15 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1/4 cup light brown sugar
4 cups diced ham
1 cup minced onions
2 cups sliced carrots

Drain kidney, black, and garbanzo beans. Add all ingredients into crock pot and place on 6 hour setting. Enjoy!!

simple ham and beans recipe / Melissa Kaylene



  1. This rain the past 24 hours has been a little crazy, eh? Perfect weather for this dish though -- and can't wait to hear if the potato soup turns out! I love potato soup.

    1. Yes it has! The sun can't get here soon enough! The potato soup turned out great...we actually had it for dinner tonight, and my kids only complained a little bit about "soup" two nights in a row...even though I tried to explain that the ham and beans wasn't soup ;)

  2. Soup with a little garlic cheese bread sounds so comforting now- especially after an evening that I kept waking up for all the wind and hard rain! I love the idea of just cooking a big batch, one for now and one for a busy evening later- I just wish my freezer was big enough to accommodate that!

  3. Beans are so good for your heart! :) And soup just is such a heart warming meal. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Countdown in Style :) xo

  4. I love ham and beans, your meal looks delicious! I just started a new link-up, Meal Planning Monday Recipe Link-Up and would love to invite you to share your recipe at my linky party. :)

  5. We don't eat a lot of ham. This looks delicious. I would love to try it for the family! Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style!

  6. I love ham and beans, although we don't eat it a lot. I never thought to add baked beans to the pot. I'm sure that would give it a really great flavor. Thanks for linking up to Tips and Tricks! Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas