Here is what we did. We cut up the smoked ham steak, half a large onion, 3 sticks of celery, 3 carrots, and 3 peeled potatoes.
We tossed those and 2 cans navy beans, drained and rinsed, one quart of vegetable broth, a tablespoon of tomato paste, dried thyme, salt, and pepper into the slow cooker on low for 8hours+.
Before we ate we added a handful of baby spinach and found a loaf of yummy crusty bread. - YUM!