1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 cups reduced-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped celery leaves
2 pounds ham chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
salt to taste
Pick over the beans, rinse them, and place them in a 5 quart crockpot on low overnight.
The next day, drain and rinse the beans, and place them back in the crockpot. Stir in the chicken broth, ham , black pepper, celery leaves and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and reduce the heat to a simmer.
Place on high for 4 hours, stir every hour. Serve with low fat crackers.