Slow Cooker Hearty Ham and Bean Soup

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Slow Cooker Hearty Ham and Bean Soup

Although I live in Texas, we do have our fair share of chilly days in the winter. On the cold and rainy days, I always finding myself craving either something from the Crockpot or a nice hearty soup with some crackers. Krista from Everyday Mom’s Meals has a fabulous recipe for a hearty Ham and Bean Soup that is just perfect for a chilly winter day.

While, I’m not a huge fan of ham on its own. I do love ham in different recipes. J is also a huge fan of ham, so finding a great recipe that incorporates it for him is wonderful. He is patient with all the chicken and turkey I cook with, so sometimes I like to try something a little different for him.

But the great thing about this recipe is that I can see it easily being made with other protein. Grambo is only eating chicken, turkey, and fish these days so we enjoy a lot of ground turkey. I think that Krista’s recipe could easily be tweaked to be a great Turkey and Bean soup. I may have to try that next!

Slow Cooker Hearty Ham and Bean Soup

Shopping List

  • 2 c. 12-bean soup mix
  • 1 lb. diced ham
  • 2 c. chicken broth
  • 6 c. water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (10 oz.) can tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

In the Kitchen

  1. Place beans in slow cooker, OFF, and cover with water.
  2. Soak over night.
  3. The next day, drain beans well. Place back in slow cooker.
  4. Add all other ingredients.
  5. Cook on HIGH 4 hours. Lower heat to LOW and cook 3 additional hours.

Krista likes to serve this Slow Cooker Ham and Bean soup with whole wheat Texas toast croutons. They are easy to make! You just butter both sides of a  slice of bread and toast it in a skillet. Then cut into bite sized pieces and garnish your soup!

I love this idea but I’m a huge fan of croutons and bread! If you’re looking for a new Slow Cooker recipe or just a hearty soup to feed your family on a cold, winter day, I would definitely recommend this one! Tweak the ingredients to meet the tastes of your family and you have an easy dinner that’s sure to please!

What is your favorite kind of soup to enjoy during the winter months?


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