Crockpot 15 Bean Ham Soup

Crockpot 15 Bean Ham Soup

Crockpot 15 Bean Ham Soup – Grab a bag of Hurst’s 15 Bean Soup (I get them at Walmart’s)  and save that ham bone – you can make a great soup with that leftover ham in no time! 15 Bean Soup with Leftover Ham is a family friendly classic! 15 Bean Soup With Leftover Ham makes use of not only the leftover pieces but also, if you wish, the ham bone. Just let that cook along with the rest of the ingredients and remove before serving. I make the recipe the same way as Hurst Beans has for decades.

Crockpot 15 Bean Ham Soup

Crockpot 15 Bean Ham Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Hurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup
  • 8 cups water (use chicken, beef, or vegetable broth for added flavor)
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, ground sausage (browned in pan), ham hocks or diced ham. You can also use a leftover ham bone with some meat on it.
  • 1 lg. onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (15 oz.)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Optional: Hot sauce or crushed red pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Soak beans overnight in 8 cups of water.
  2. Sort and rinse beans, check for any unwanted debris and discard.
  3. Drain and place in a slow cooker with 7 cups of water, onions, meat or ham bone, garlic and chili powder. (Not tomato or lemon juice yet!)
  4. Set slow cooker on HIGH and cook for 5 hours (or LOW for 7-8), or until beans are tender, but not falling apart.
  5. After the beans are tender, remove the ham bone (leave any ham in the pot), stir in the can of tomatoes, our Ham Flavor packet, and the lemon juice.
  6. Cook for additional 30 minutes then keep warm until ready to serve.
  7. We recommend to serve with a freshly baked slice of corn bread! You can also serve over rice as well.
  8. Please keep in mind that every time the lid is opened, your cooking time will be longer.

NOTES:

  • For even more flavor, substitute beef, chicken or vegetable stock instead of water.
  • As with all dry bean recipes, it’s best to wait until AFTER the beans have become tender or fully cooked before adding any acidic ingredients like tomatoes, citrus, vinegars, etc.

Thanks so much to Basilmomma Heather Tallman for the handy video and to Hurst Beans for this delicious Crockpot 15 Bean Ham Soup recipe.

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