Bone from HoneyBaked ham (fat and scraps in tact)
1 pound bag of dried mixed beans
12 cups water
1 T garlic powder
1 T dried onion flakes
2 T cajun seasoning
2 T Superior Touch Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base
1-2 cups diced onions and carrots
1-2 cups diced ham
Soak beans in room temperature water for 24 hours. Don't attempt to cheat with the hot water method. It's not the same.
Place the beans, water, ham bone, water, spices and vegetable base in a large crock pot. Cook on low for 4 hours.
Add the onions and carrots. Continue cooking on low for another hour.
Add the diced ham and cook on low for one more hour.