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15 Bean Soup Crock Pot Recipe

January 12, 2023
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Photo by TheFeatheredNester
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Cook time 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

15-bean soup simmered in a crock pot is the perfect dinnertime solution on a busy day! This comforting, nutritious soup is hearty and filling, but not heavy. Slow cooker ham and bean soup are just what your body craves on a cold day, too. —TheFeatheredNester

What You'll Need
  • 16 ounces Dry 15 bean soup
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 piece large bone ham
  • 1 piece can diced tomatoes
  • 1 piece small onion
  • 2 pieces cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. In a colander or sieve, rinse beans thoroughly. Sort and inspect for any unwanted debris and discard. Drain beans.
  2. I prefer soaking my beans overnight or using a quick soak method to ensure they are softened through. But you can make these beans with a no-soak method.
  3. Add beans to the slow cooker with 8 cups of water or broth (6 cups if beans are presoaked), ham bone or hamhock, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
  4. Stir to combine. Set slow cooker to high for 5-7 hours. At the end of 5 hours, I recommend checking to see if the beans are tender. You can continue cooking the soup on warm until ready to serve.
  5. After the beans are tender, remove the hambone (leave any ham in the pot) and remove any remaining meat from the bone.
  6. I love serving bean soup with freshly baked corn bread! Or, serve it over rice.

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