1 1/2 lbs or 3 1/2 cups of dry navy beans
1 lb smoked ham hocks
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tsp salt or to taste
2 tsp dry mustard
2/3 cup ketchup
pepper to taste
Simmer beans in 3x's their volume of un-salted water for about 30 minutes then cover & let stand for 1 1/2 hrs till softened.
Drain beans reserving 1 cup of bean liquid.
Place beans in crock pot, add all ingredients along with the 1 cup of bean liquid, mix well. Cover and cook on low 10-12 hrs. (high 4-5 hrs) stirring occasionally.
out the ham hock and pull meat from bone, add meat back to bean
For thicker beans take the lid off during last hour.