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Using my crockpot: cooking beans and a coleslaw recipe

One of my favorite meals is at a place called Huck Finn's in Pigeon Forge, TN. I love the "vittles" they bring out to you, served family style all you can eat. White beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, pickles and onions. I love their catfish as well. I haven't been there in a long time.

Yesterday I decided to make white beans, coleslaw and corn cakes (instead of hushpuppies). I served it with dill pickles and sliced tomatoes. It was a frugal yet yummy meal!

I hadn't cooked beans in the crockpot before but I looked a bit online and it seemed easy enough.

This is what I did.

Crockpot white beans

2 16 oz bags of white beans
bacon paste (from
1 packet of onion soup mix (I only used 1/2 and it definitely could have used a whole pack if not more)

Look through beans and discard any stones, broken beans, etc. Rinse beans and place in crockpot. Add water (go about 2-3 inches above beans), bacon paste (I used about 2 tsp, you could use more or use some ham) and onion soup mix. I let this cook on low at first. Then decided to turn it to high because I didn't get it started til later than I had meant and wanted to speed up the cook time. I think it's good to get it up to temp so I would start out on high and either cook it on high or switch over to low after 3 hours or so. I added salt near the end after tasting to see where it was on seasoning.

I had never made homemade coleslaw before so I looked on and found a recipe for coleslaw.

Mom's Coleslaw

* 1 small head cabbage, shredded
* 3 medium carrots, shredded
* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 1/3 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup cider vinegar


1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage and carrots. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon.

It turned out really yummy. I did add a tablespoon or so of ranch dressing to mine and some salt and pepper.

All in all a very good meal. Not exactly like Huck Finn's (I'd rather have the hushpuppies but have never made them so didn't try that yet) but a close substitute.

Happy Eating!

This is being shared at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace.


Jena said…
Sounds delicious (drool).
Love the crock pot recipes!!Thanks for joining TMTT this week.
Brenda said…
I make beans in the crockpot a lot. Sometimes I do them overnight, its just so easy.

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