So, I am attempting to make red beans in a crockpot for the first time. I have 1 lb of beans (soaked overnight), a ham hock, some chopped vegetables, seasonings and 5 cups of water. I put the crockpot on last night around 10:30 on low. This morning at 9:00 am the beans are still whole, but I thought more of the water would have been absorbed into the beans. Is it just not enough time? What I have right now is more like a bean soup rather than red beans as I was expecting to serve them (with rice). Should I remove some of the water? Turn it on high? I wasn't planning on eating it until tonight or even tomorrow, so I have time to let it cook further.
Any crockpot experts, I would welcome your suggestions and thoughts.