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Old-School Bean Soup with Wheat Berries

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"Southern bean soup with wheat berries for added texture. Add cheese, hot sauce, lime juice, or fresh minced red onion for more of a kick."
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17 h 20 m servings 721
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Place ham bone in a slow cooker. Pour in enough water to cover. Cook on Low until you have a fragrant stock, 12 to 15 hours.
  2. Place navy beans, cranberry beans, and wheat berries in a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let soak, 8 hours to overnight. Drain.
  3. Remove ham bone from stock. Add beans and wheat berries. Stir in celery salt, thyme, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper. Cook on High until beans are tender yet firm to the bite, about 4 hours.
  4. Stir lentils into the slow cooker. Cook on High until tender, about 1 hour. Season with salt and black pepper. Serve soup topped with diced tomatoes, avocado, and green onions.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 721 calories; 5.7 144.7 33.1 0 398 Full nutrition

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