Rating: 3.74 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

Tasty fifteen bean soup with a southwestern flair! I cook it in a slow cooker beginning the night before, and it is a hot meal when we get home from work the next day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 hrs
additional:
8 hrs
total:
16 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Rinse and sort the beans in the mix. Place them in a slow cooker on low setting with the water. Cook overnight. The next morning, add the ham, chile peppers, chili powder, crushed red pepper, onion and garlic and continue to cook on low for 8 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

374 calories; protein 13.6g; carbohydrates 20.4g; fat 26.4g; cholesterol 38.6mg; sodium 878.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (17)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
This was great! I swapped out the bacon for kielbasa and it was awesome. I took it to our church Christmas pot luck and it was gone. I will make this over and over again. Read More
(8)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2008
Something is definitely wrong with the directions on this recipe. I have a new 6 qt. crockpot and I decided to use this recipe due to all the "rave" reviews. I put my beans to cook overnight on low setting following the recipe directions went to bed. Woke up 5-1/2 hours later smelling beans. Decided to get up and check them. Good thing they were more than tender. Had to stop the cooking process put the crock portion into the fridge add the remaining ingredients and finish cooking this morning. You can bet I won't cook them for any 8 hours more. Read More
(4)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2007
This was great! I swapped out the bacon for kielbasa and it was awesome. I took it to our church Christmas pot luck and it was gone. I will make this over and over again. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2006
The only thing I changed was to add a can of stewed tomatoes per the package instructions. I also purchased a mix that included a cajun seasoning packet so I added that as well. I used a pound of center cut ham - diced it up and left the bone in the soup to add more smokey ham flavor! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2008
Changed it a bit but thank-you so much for letting me know that I COULD cook beans in the crock-pot with-out soaking 8 hours or having to use a stove ( which I don't have presently) to pre-cook them first. Turned Out GREAT!!!!Thanks again!!!!! Is permantly in my recipe box!!! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/14/2003
Very smokey flavor; a little too much bacon though; the soup would taste good even without the bacon or with just a few slices in it. Make sure you like a lot of spice with this recipe; you could tone the chili powder down a bit. Overall very tasty and I would make this again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2012
YUM! I know this passed the test when my hesitant husband completely polished off his bowl and went back for more. I didn't have any bacon but I DID have some smoked sausage made the switch and it was great. I didn't cook the beans overnight I just soaked them. Really easy and an awesome "cold weather meal" (words of the aforementioned hubby.) This will make an appearance on my dinner table again! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
easy to make and tastes great! Does it get any easier? Read More
(4)
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Rating: 2 stars
01/09/2008
Something is definitely wrong with the directions on this recipe. I have a new 6 qt. crockpot and I decided to use this recipe due to all the "rave" reviews. I put my beans to cook overnight on low setting following the recipe directions went to bed. Woke up 5-1/2 hours later smelling beans. Decided to get up and check them. Good thing they were more than tender. Had to stop the cooking process put the crock portion into the fridge add the remaining ingredients and finish cooking this morning. You can bet I won't cook them for any 8 hours more. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2006
I make this recipe all the time. I add more chopped chicken and or sausage and less than a pound of the bacon the recipe calls for. Its a favorite!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2012
I thought this was really good (wishing I had made corn bread right about now)! I used the quick-cook method (boiled beans for 1 hour then added rest of the ingredients & let simmer for 30 min). I added 1 lb cooked peppered bacon some smoked sausage and cumin. I was surprised that I needed to add salt - maybe I drained the bacon too much! This is nice & spicy... I think I might try adding some BBQ sauce or a little brown sugar to some of my leftovers just for variety. Read More
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