A leftover ham bone and chickpeas come together to make a hearty soup in the slow cooker. It goes great with a hearty bread, as it is a very hearty soup.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the garbanzo beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.

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  • The next day, rinse the soaked beans and place them into a slow cooker; place the ham bone in the cooker, and pour in enough water to cover the beans and ham bone by several inches. Set the cooker to Low, and cook for 8 hours.

  • Skim any foam from the top of the soup, and remove the ham bone. Strip as much meat as possible from the ham bone, and return the meat to the slow cooker; discard the bone. Stir in potatoes, carrots, frozen corn, and black pepper to taste. Set the cooker on Low, and cook for 1 hour; then turn the heat up to High and cook 1 more hour (10 hours total cooking time).

Cook's Note

You could add really any vegetables and spices to this soup. I enjoy simpler flavors, so this was wonderful for me! I wouldn't add any salt, however, as ham is already quite salty.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

426.8 calories; 18.6 g protein; 80.5 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 62.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2010
It's a solid soup. nice and thick and stewey. The only modification I'd recommend is that contrary to the author's comment it did need salt to my taste - but to be on the safe side you can always add that upon serving. all in all a tasty soup with minimal effort and a good use for that ham bone. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/17/2020
Would be nice if there were a few suggestions for variations. How many cans of beans? How long cooking on high if using canned beans? Read More
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2010
It's a solid soup. nice and thick and stewey. The only modification I'd recommend is that contrary to the author's comment it did need salt to my taste - but to be on the safe side you can always add that upon serving. all in all a tasty soup with minimal effort and a good use for that ham bone. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2010
Great base recipe! I threw all my veggies in together but cut them in big chunks. I used regular potatoes onions cabbage and kohlrabi.I also added some garlic bay leaf and Italian seasonind. Delicious. I didn't bother with skimming the froth off the top since I always make my soup a day in advance for more flavor. I just skim off the hardened fat the next day. Great with homemade bread for a hearty dinner Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/27/2010
i dont usually make recipes with no reviews.. so thought i would write one.. i didnt have a ham bone so used some leftover ham my mom had given me.. wasnt sure what to do with it so i made this. i definitely needed salt and lots of pepper. other than that i used the same veggies (only i used 5 regular potatoes cubed) and really enjoyed this soup as did my two small children Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2011
This recipe is wonderful however I did add some chopped cabbage & rutabaga to the soup & it really upped the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2012
I had put a bag of dried chickpeas in the crockpot then decided to find a recipe for them.... I tried this one because I had left over ham which I threw in with half a cut up onion. I decided at the last minute to not use any of the vegetables listed. This is wonderful not all doctored up! The broth was salty enough with the ham. Can be a soup or a side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2014
This soup was a hit with my whole family! We did not put the corn but did add a Visalia onion. Also we like spice so I added some salt because the beans were bland. Other additional spices 2Tbsp chili powder 1Tbsp Double Barrel Seasoning 1Tbsp garlic powder and 2Tbsp parsley just before serving. YUM!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2018
The broth is delicious and very flavorful. Next time I will use Great Northern beans. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2015
It seemed to be missing something. Maybe I should have put in cabbage like some others recommended. And it definitely needed salt in my opinion. I doubt I'll try this one again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2020
Would be nice if there were a few suggestions for variations. How many cans of beans? How long cooking on high if using canned beans? Read More