Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup
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I am so excited to have partnered with Hurst’s HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP® to bring you this belly warming recipe.
Ham and Bean Soup is one of our all time favorite foods to come home to on a chilly day. This “no-soaking required” Ham and Bean soup takes just minutes to prepare and cooks effortlessly in your Crock Pot all day long! Dinner is ready when you are!
How to Make Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup
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Slow Cooker Ham and Bean soup is the perfect family meal because everyone always loves it. There is nothing quite like coming home after a long chilly day to a hearty soup; it’s like a hug in a bowl!
Ham and Bean soup is just one of those comfort foods that warms you from the inside out. It’s deliciously healthy and loaded with flavor… and using a slow cooker makes it a total cinch to make with just a few minutes of prep and no soaking required! Not only is it easy, but this recipe makes a huge batch and it freezes beautifully. That means cook once, have two dinners and lunches all week… count me in!
This simple soup requires just a few ingredients, starting with Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®, onions and ham. They’re cooked in the slow cooker until tender creating the most delicious easy bean soup.
Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup comes with a vegetable based seasoning packet that really takes this recipe to the next level. It has great flavor, the perfect amount of seasoning and a hint of smokiness. Adding the seasoning towards the end of cooking gives this soup an amazing flavor boost.
As with any dry beans, it’s best to add acidic ingredients (such as canned tomatoes or lemon juice) after the beans have softened as these ingredients can sometimes interfere with the rehydration process.
If you happen to have a leftover ham bone from your holiday ham, THIS is the recipe you’re going to want to make with it.
If you don’t have a ham bone, don’t worry… ask your local butcher or deli for either ham bones (you can usually get them really inexpensively) or ham hocks. Our deli down the road sells ham hocks for just a few dollars each. If you don’t have either, leftover chopped ham works beautifully in this recipe too.
Hurst’s HamBeens are definitely my go to for quality and flavor and are easily found in the dry bean section of almost any grocery store (or you can order them online). Along with the beans, a seasoning packet is included in each package of 15 Bean Soup making it simple and perfectly seasoned every time!
This soup comes out very thick and hearty, just the way we love it! If you prefer a thinner consistency, add one extra cup of broth or water to your slow cooker. And while soaking the beans in this recipe definitely is not required, if you have already soaked your beans, you can reduce the liquid in the recipe by 1 cup.
We love this Ham and Bean soup served right out of the Crock Pot with a big piece of cornbread but it’s delicious served over rice too! Enjoy!
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- 1 package Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®
- 8 cups low sodium chicken broth can sub water, beef, or vegetable broth for added flavor
- 1 leftover ham bone with meat or ham hocks, diced ham or 1 lb. cooked sausage
- 1 onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder optional
- 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
- 1 lemon juiced
- Optional: Hot sauce or crushed red pepper to taste
Rinse beans and drain. Sort any unwanted debris and set seasoning packet aside.
Place beans, onions, ham bone, broth/water, garlic and chili powder in a 6qt slow cooker.
Cook on high 5 hours (or low for 7-8) or until beans are tender.
Once tender, remove the hambone (if used) and chop any meat left on the bone and add it back to the pot.
Stir in diced tomatoes, Ham Flavor packet, and lemon juice.
Cook for additional 30 minutes.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)