Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup
This was a spur of the moment recipe I made to use the ham bone left from Easter. It's really easy and tastes great on a cold evening!
This was a spur of the moment recipe I made to use the ham bone left from Easter. It's really easy and tastes great on a cold evening!
I followed this recipe exactly BUT I added 1 more cup of water and 1 more cup of chicken broth as I had more ham than it called for and I'm glad I did. WOW did this turn out good and so easy too. Soaked my beans the night before, threw it all in the slowcooker in the morning and came home to a wonderful pot of soup! YUM! Will definitely make this again!Read More
I followed this recipe exactly BUT I added 1 more cup of water and 1 more cup of chicken broth as I had more ham than it called for and I'm glad I did. WOW did this turn out good and so easy too. Soaked my beans the night before, threw it all in the slowcooker in the morning and came home to a wonderful pot of soup! YUM! Will definitely make this again!
This was delicious! I added more liquid and a can of diced tomatoes. It was even better on the second day. A great meal with some hearty bread or a grilled cheese sandwich.
This was delicious. I left out the ham bone...didn't have one and added a can of chopped tomatoes. The whole family loved it!!!
Very good and makes a nice big batch! Like some of the other reviewers, I added more broth, water and 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes. Ended up using a 1lb bag of 15 bean mix, so eliminated the extra can of beans and threw away the ham packet that came with it. Looked at another recipe and added 1 tablespoon of dried parsley, 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of worsh. and 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard. Came out fabulous with great flavor! Don't forget the ham bone. Sometimes the Honey Baked Ham store sells ham bones…mmmm, mmmm, good!
Excellent recipe! minor changes - added a can of diced tomatoes and several dashes of Franks hot sauce - just added some flavor, not hot. I used 4 cups broth, 2 cups water. The store was out of 15 bean soup mix so I used the dried great northern white beans (16 oz bag) in place of it and omitted the can of northern white beans, of course. Otherwise I followed the recipe and will use again whenever I have a ham bone. Blending two cups of soup and adding back in one hour prior to serving helped to slightly thicken up and enhanced flavor. thanks for the recipe!
Great soup and great way to use up the Christmas ham. I Also wanted to spice it up so added a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, and one can of regular diced tomatoes with all the juice. I added in more spices and garlic and some chopped celery. The house smelled so good, makes a ton of soup.
Amazing soup recipe! Definitely add a can of diced tomatoes (I used the ones with garlic and onion)...Added a can of chick peas and white kidney beans instead of the 15 bean soup mix because I didn't realize they needed to soak overnight...Will be making this soup again anytime I have leftover ham...Thank you!
We didn't have a ham bone or add the northern beans. Our package of beans came with ham flavoring, which we added for additional flavor. I would probably add more liquid and a smaller pack of beans next time. Even after soaking overnight (and adding more water to the soaking after a couple hours because it was all soaked up!) it was more beans and less soup for us. Definitely the flavor was delicious and we have been eating leftovers of it for a few days. I recommend serving with cornbread or a sourdough loaf.
Absolutely delicious! Will make again soon. Added a 1/2 cup tomato sauce and 1 tsp siracha hot sauce to give a little zip.,was amazing!
This recipe was great. Using the 15 bean soup was a great idea. I soaked a 1 pound bag for 8 hours. Put in 1 1/2 qt. of water and a ham bone with some ham left on it. Cooked 10 hours in crock pot. So easy. Soup was a little runny so I put it in a stock pot on medium for 20 minutes. Thickened right up. No wrong way to make this. Navy beans work well too.
Taste like a lot of beans. If that's your thing I say go for it.
Absolutely wonderful soup to utilize that savory ham-bone. I followed the recipe pretty much. I did add all 4-cups of chicken broth instead of 2 cups of broth and 2 cups of water. After it cooked for 8-hours, I felt I needed another 1/2 cup of water to keep it soupy. Otherwise, kids and family couldn't get enough! Thank you.
Great soup!! I added chopped cabbage and diced potaoes for an even more heartier soup.
I love finding a creative recipe that compliments what you've already tried and just makes it that much better! This recipe did just that. Don't be afraid of the "unusual" ingredients for traditional bean soup - that's what makes this great! The tomatoes, Worcestershire and mustard are a BRILLIANT addition for great layered flavors. I used leftovers from glazed spiral ham which added the hints of brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, allspice and nutmeg. Since I can't resist tweaking a recipe, I cut the chicken broth to 4 cups and an equal amount of vegetable broth, added a dash of hickory liquid smoke, substituted Paprika and white pepper for the chilli powder. Pureeing 2 cups of veggies and meat and adding a little corn starch during final 1/2 hour made a smooth but hearty soup. As other reviewers noted, all low sodium products and no added salt is best!
Lot of beans 10 hrs in crock still uncooked.
I had ham broth from another ham bone so I used that in place of chicken broth other then that I followed the recipe as written. I served it for Sunday dinner and barely had enough left over for lunch today. Our guest loved loved loved it to the tune of second and third helpings.
Really great! I listened to previous reviewers and added a can of diced tomatoes and an extra cup of water. I skipped the ham bone because I didn't have one. Delicious served with honey cornbread and tossed salad.
Delicious. Just made a pot of this soup. Great way to use up my Christmas ham. I didn't have the Northern Beans on hand and I added celery. Everything else done according to recipe. Yum!
This was very, very good. It's the first time I made any kind of ham & bean soup. I doubled the recipe so I used a 16 oz. bag of 16 bean soup. I didn't have enough room in my crock pot so I had to omit the can of northern beans. I didn't add salt because the ham is salty enough. My husband and I loved it. Will definitely make again.
As bean dishes go, it was good. However, we followed the recipe as written, i.e., we soaked the beans about 12 hours but then did not cook them before putting them in the slow cooker. Even after 9 hours in the cooker some of the beans were still a little too crunchy for our taste. If I do this in the future I'll cook them on the stove before putting them in the crock.
Made this soup and added a can of crushed tomatoes so easy and delicious!Soaked the beans the night before and cooked all the next day.
Super Yummy! My Husband couldn't stop raving about it and he is picky. I did follow another review and added a tbs of chili, 1 tbs of parsley, 1 tbs of Worcester sauce, 2 tbs Dijon Mustard and a can of diced tomatoes. Also had some celery in the fridge I threw in. Will make this again for sure!
Followed recipe exactly except added one can of Rotel and didn't use the ham bone. Delicious winter time meal. Will make this again.
Delish! I used a smoked pork hock instead of a ham for a but more of a smoky kick and yum!
We really enjoyed this soup! Only thing I added to it was some of the juice saved from the ham when it was baked and more water to thin out the soup.
I absolutely love it. I added jalapeño juice, bacon in addition to the ham and used less salt. It is so delicious! I had gastric sleeve surgery so I can't eat much at all, only a few bites fills me up and keeps me full for hours.
I usually cook a version very similar to this. I normally use more of the 15 bean than this recipe called for. I prefer using the northern beans. Great soup and very very tasty.
Outstanding! I used a regular sized bag of 15-bean soup. As suggested by others, I used 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth and 2 cups water. I added a 14 oz can diced tomatoes during the last hour or so of cooking. I used the leftover ham bone and ham from Easter. I smooshed some of the beans on the side of the crock to make it a littler thicker. The house has smelled so good all day. Serving with some southern sweet cornbread. Will make this year after year. Thank you for sharing.
I used nearly a 1-pound bag of 15-bean soup mix. Mine came with a packet of cajun seasoning so I added that. I soaked the beans overnight in a covered bowl on the counter. Used a whole container of chicken broth plus a few cups of water because I like a lot of broth. Added a 28-ounce can of diced, seasoned tomatoes with all the juice. I had a big 10-pound ham shank with the bone, so I carved most of the meat off of it and cooked the soup with the bone, which made it really greasy so next time I think I'll skip that part. I added two onions, 4 cloves of garlic, 3 large carrots, 6 stalks of celery, along with a thawed and drained bag of frozen mixed vegetables. I added 3 bay leaves, several dashes of hot sauce, and ground cayenne pepper. Omitted the salt and can of great northern beans. Towards what I thought was the end I removed the ham bone and added all of the ham I had chopped up, because there wasn't enough room for it with all the stuff I put in there. I tried the beans after cooking for 10 hours on low and they still weren't tender, so I turned the slow cooker to high and cooked for about another 4-5 hours. The soup turned out DELICIOUS with the modifications I made to suit our tastes. The whole family loved it! I was going to take a picture of how pretty it looked but it was gone before I had the chance! I plan on making this again but next time I'll skip cooking it with the ham bone, or maybe I'll just let it cool and skim the greese off the top, because the flavor
I was going to prepare it, but while I was out for the morning my wife put it together. We are enjoying our second night of the soup.
This soup is delicious! I will be making it again.
This is the best Ham and Bean soup recipe I've found to date. I followed the recipe exactly with a little added chicken and beef bullion, and it turned out delicious, hearty, and full of good-for-you fiber. Even my 3-year-old liked it. A great use for that leftover Easter ham and bone on a cold rainy spring day.
I thought the flavor was ok but I changed it to add more depth -- added a small can of tomato sauce, more minced garlic, cumin, and juice of 3/4 lemon.
I have just started eating meat and this was good even for me. the bonus was my husband loved it to. Thanks this is so good. A+++++++++++
I use pinto beans! They work wonderfully.
takes awhile to make cooking timer 8 + hours it smells great and tastes outstanding
great recipe just like other reviewers added a can of diced tomatoes to it. and used mainly chicken stock and 1 cup of water . will definitely make again loved it ! especially during fall weather :)
Big hit in my house. Made a couple of changes. Used 3 cups of unsalted chicken broth instead of 2 cups. Only added 1 cup of water. Because of the lack of sodium in the broth, I increase the salt to a full teaspoon. I also changed the diced ham to chopped, cooked bacon. The sodium content on ham is a dietary concern in our house. I use un-cured bacon that is very low in sodium and sugar. Serve this soup with some cornbread and you have a wonderful addition to the "need something for a cold winter's night" cookbook.
I have made this recipe exactly and it turned out delicious!! The family loved it - even my toddler. I've also made it with variations, like omitting the Northern beans, but adding smoked sausage, tomatoes and corn. I always serve with corn bread. One of our favorite ways to use our Christmas ham bone.
Great way to use up leftover ham, especially if it happens to be cold! I hadn't saved the ham bone so skipped that and I didn't add the can of Northern beans - there were plenty of beans without it. Also I just simmered on the stovetop for an hour instead of using the slow cooker. Next time I will cut the amount of pepper in half. But overall this is a great soup! update 4/24: made it again with a can of tomatoes (left out 1 cup of water), sweet potato instead of carrots, and half the pepper. Delicious!
Only made one minor change and used leftover holiday ham instead of the ham bone. Was so good on a cold October night!
We ALL loved the 15 bean mixture. VERY flavorful.
I loved it! I love allrecipes!
I like to follow the recipes exactly the first time I make it. However, I did not have 15-bean soup mix, so I used a combination of Great Northern and Kidney beans. I added green bell pepper and orange bell pepper, since my family likes them. My son, who is picky/has aversions to certain foods, ate two servings! Recipe is definitely a keeper!
Excellent meal, and a great way to use the end of the Christmas ham, everyone loved it! I added 1 cup of chicken broth, 2 cloves of garlic, and 1 14.5oz can of Hunt's diced tomatoes with basil, garlic & oregano. We will definitely be making this again!
I really like this recipe. I do add some diced tomatoes and skip the northern beans. Last time I added small potatoes. Very good!
I made this recipe and made a few changes based upon all of the review feedback I saw when doing my quick research to make this taste as good as possible: I did not use the Ham Seasoning packet that came with the beans, I added 4 stalks of celery cut up, 1 tablespoon of dried parsley, 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of worsh. and 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard. I thought it was really good! Thanks for the recipe.
I added more chicken broth. Delicious!
Definitely going to make this again....super easy, very full of flavour.
Great recipe for using leftover ham from Easter (or Christmas)! I made it with some of the changes that included more liquid and can of tomatoes which the recipe does need because it comes out very thick. My twist that made it more tasty to me was to remove the chunks of ham and then put the soup in a food processor. I liked that texture better and then just added the ham. Like split pea soup but with a different flavor...loved it!!!!
I read your recipe, looked to see what I already had and went to the store to get the items I did not have before I started. I did not have the Bone but did get some quality ham to dice up and got a large smoked Ham Hock, had the butcher cut into five pieces for me and cooked it in the place of the Ham Bone. The only thing I added to the recipe was a half teaspoon of Red Pepper Flakes. This adds a little bit of bite but not enough to turn off the kids. It was really good and I was able to save a couple of individual servings which I froze in plastic containers with lids for a future lunch. I read where others added Diced tomatoes to the soup and it sounds like a good idea. I would also like to add a can of whole kernel corn and try that. I'm gonna make some corn tortilla croutons by slicing them a quarter inch wide and two inches long, frying them in veg oil and draining and lightly salting them for next time also. I like them in all kinds of soups and chilli.
This is a really good Ham and bean soup. Although, like a few others here I do like my version to have a bit more spice to it. I added chili powder, can of chopped stewed tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, parsley, chopped celery, and bay leaves. It's a New Year's day tradition in our house!
Great soup recipe! Thank you.
Taste like pea soup, very hearty and delicious
This recipe had a very rich ham flavor. I had a large ham bone left over from Easter so I tried this recipe. But I did not notice that my bag of 15 bean soup mix was 20 oz. not the 8 oz. called for. Thankfully I caught my mistake before adding the can of great northern beans. Still turned out as a very good full flavored ham and bean soup. This recipe tastes even better as a leftover. The beans absorbed even more of the ham flavor and became more tender. Just about the best tasting beans I have ever eaten.
I didn't have 15 bean package so I used navy beans, pinto beans, and split peas. I also added extra carrots, a can of diced tomatoes, and herb de Provence. It was very good. I usually make split peas soup with leftover ham so this was a nice change. I will definitely make this again. I'll definitely try it with a package of 15 beans.
I substituted 8 oz dried split peas for the great northern beans. I also left out the salt as the ham is already pretty salty.
i'll certainly make it again. changes? i wouldn't say so. used one of those packages of spiral cut ends and pieces, bout a pound and a quarter. fried. everything else was pretty much as specified.
Excellent! A lot quicker than my original recipe and has that all day taste without the time or trouble
Like some others, also added some canned diced tomatoes. Doubled the recipe and brought to work for our hungry service techs - devoured!
We made it with leftover ham from Christmas. Had all the ingredients in the frig/pantry...even the Northern Beans. Addedmore ham, garlic, water and broth than called for in the recipe. A teaspoon of Old Bay seasoning and Cavendars topped it off. Served with fresh baked bread from Teeters. Great for a cold winter's day. Made it first thing in the AM...didn't have to worry about dinner the rest of the day!
This was a delicious and easy soup! Lick the bowl clean good! I changed it a bit per the other reviews. I did 3 cups water and 3 cups broth. I added the can of of diced tomatoes too. I used an entire bag of soup beans with the seasoning and didn't add the great northern beans. This recipe is a keeper for sure!!
Awesome, easy, and delicious!
I’ve made this twice and my family really enjoyed it.
I made this and it is one of the best soups I have ever made. I was a bit skeptical since the last time I tried ham and bean soup , it was terrible and I threw it out. I did not care for the 15 bean mix so I just used a 14 oz package of great northern beans. It was thick so I also added an extra cup of broth and water. Salt to taste. This was so good I am making it again. Cannot wait to eat some.
delicious & comforting just in time for the winter weather!
This is a really good recipe and similar to one I have made for years. My recipe adds one can of diced tomatoes and one of diced chilies for a little zip. Definitely use the ham bone as this recipe calls for. I did and it was the best batch of this soup I ever made!
One of the best bean soup recipe I have made! I think the trick is also in the ham. I have used a local grocer's special prepared ham hock. Fabulous! And simple to put together.
did not add northern beans no room in the crockpot turned out fine good food for a cold day
Delicious! The only thing I did that was not mentioned here was add the "ham flavor" packet from the 15 bean soup bag that was included. This is easy and so yummy!!!
Very easy & Yummy!
I made this following the instructions exactly plus 2 additions: I added leftover roasted cabbage and a can of seasoned diced tomatoes. It turned out fantastic! I will definitely make this again!!
Used ham bone from Christmas dinner and it turned out great. Easy to follow. Even better leftovers!
Delicious soup! My family loved it. As per other suggestions, I also added a can of Rotel tomatoes and doubled the chicken broth plus more water. Still very thick. My crock pot isn't big enough so I simmered slowly on the stove for 5 hours. Yum!
Very good and easy.
The worst dinner I have ever made. I have been cooking for over 50 years and this was the worst meal I put on the table. Taste was awful.
I usually send the ham bone home with my dad after a family meal. After making this I will be keeping the ham bone From now on. Sorry Dad! SO good!! I used 4 cups stock and 2 cups water.
I loved the soup! I did add a couple of extra things; I added tomatoes, cilantro, thyme and if you want to bit of a kick, a hot pepper. I actually only put it on the slow cooker for about five hours because I did the beans using the quick method instead of leaving them to soak overnight. It was very tasty and will definitely make it again!
Love this recipe, just a bit of tweaks like an extra carrot, onions and some celery. Made it twice and loved it.
I've not really been a fan of bean soup, but I made this for my husband, and it was great! I added a can of tomatoes as had been suggested by others, and left out the hot sauce as I'm not a fan. He adds to his bean soup anyways :)
We made it for supper. It was super easy. The slow cooker is our friend. We did reduce the garlic a bit to better match our seasoning preferences.
I added 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika and some fresh thyme.
Didn't change a thing!!! It was wonderful!!! Will make again and again!! Thank you!!!
So glad I found this recipe! I used a 20oz. bag of bean mix instead of adding the northern bean. I added a little extra stock and water. cooked overnight on low in crockpot. Everyone loved it!
If I'd have asked my wife if I should make ham and bean soup she'd probably have said no. It's just not her thing. I made it anyway - and she couldn't get enough. I've made it three times in the last couple of months and it disappears quickly each time.
Very flavorful, filling, and easy to modify to your own tastes by adding an ingredient here and there. I'm making another batch this week. It's a winner at our house.