My husband does not like beans of any type, so I used basic stew ingredients to make a yummy soup!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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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 ham bone, potatoes, and carrots into a slow cooker. Top with tomato paste, chicken bouillon granules, and Creole and Italian seasonings.

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  • Pour in water as needed to cover; cook on High until potatoes and carrots are soft, 5 to 6 hours. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

124 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 609.4mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2013
Perhaps I really adjusted this recipe but I really didn't think this soup was that bland. I used Cajun Seasoning instead of Creole seasoning--what I had in the house. I don't have chicken bullion granules; what I do have are bullion cubes so I used 1 can of chicken broth and 4 cups water with 4 bullion cubes. I know that ups the sodium but the last time I checked it was a cup of water to a cube. At any rate I also added onions and garlic--I don't know how to cook without garlic. I popped this in the crock pot using peas and celery instead of carrots since I didn't have those either and hubs added chicken later on. It turned out rather spicy and flavorful and he keeps gobbling it up. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
I keep taking another bite because I'm surprised at the lack of flavor in this soup. It smells much more flavorful than it actually is. I followed the recipe though I did add sweet corn onion and a bit of ham base hoping to increase the flavor intensity. It didn't work. Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2013
Perhaps I really adjusted this recipe but I really didn't think this soup was that bland. I used Cajun Seasoning instead of Creole seasoning--what I had in the house. I don't have chicken bullion granules; what I do have are bullion cubes so I used 1 can of chicken broth and 4 cups water with 4 bullion cubes. I know that ups the sodium but the last time I checked it was a cup of water to a cube. At any rate I also added onions and garlic--I don't know how to cook without garlic. I popped this in the crock pot using peas and celery instead of carrots since I didn't have those either and hubs added chicken later on. It turned out rather spicy and flavorful and he keeps gobbling it up. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/24/2013
I keep taking another bite because I'm surprised at the lack of flavor in this soup. It smells much more flavorful than it actually is. I followed the recipe though I did add sweet corn onion and a bit of ham base hoping to increase the flavor intensity. It didn't work. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2017
This soup is excellent! I love spicy foods and found this perfect. My husband loved it too. I made the following tweaks added some chopped up ham added one can Rotel doubled the chicken boullon added peas and corn. I also omitted the can of tomato paste. I think my hubby is going to be begging for this every time I make a ham from now on. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2017
The family enjoyed it. It was a nice change from the ham and beans I usually fix. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2019
Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2016
i added northern beans diced tomatoes peas onions garlic did not use the creole seasoning instead i added cayenne pepper. great recipe Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/10/2020
Like the OP, my husband will not eat beans in any way, shape, or form, so I was excited to find this recipe as I did not want my Easter ham bone to go to waste. I'm giving this 4 stars because there is something "flat" about the flavor. It's not that it's bland, just missing something to give it depth. I was so pleased on how the ham bone came out clean and all that great meat was "saved". My husband, not much a soup eater, really enjoyed it (smelling it cook all afternoon whets the appetite for sure). I made it again using some smoked bbq pork butt bones we had left over and he enjoyed that very much as well. It's a definite keeper, I'll just keep playing with the seasoning to attempt to get more fullness out of the flavor. (Going to try cayenne and fresh ground pepper to start). I will add a note about "saltiness", the first time I made this I about ruined it, it was SO salty. I will not blame the recipe as the mistakes were mostly my own. I made some substitutions , not having the right bullion, and then not realizing that the first ingredient of my Creole seasoning is salt. I mention just in case anyone else it substituting - ham is already salty, check your salt sources and be VERY conservative if you are adapting. Read More