3 cans (15 1/2 oz.) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup carrots, diced
1/2 cup onion, diced
2 Tablespoons butter
3 cups water
1 1/2 cups diced ham
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 bay leaf
Mash one can of beans then place everything in the crockpot, mix and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Salt and pepper to taste. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
*If you want a quicker version: Saute the onion and carrots in the butter until slightly tender in a large saucepan. Mix in the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium heat until heated through. Remove bay leaf.
**I love it if I have a ham bone to throw in the crock pot with everything else. It just adds some great flavor. Remove a few minutes before serving, remove the meat add to your soup. Season if needed.
I love to serve it with fresh french bread!!