Crock-Pot 15 Bean and Ham Soup
The day before I made this super yummy recipe for Crock-Pot 15 Bean and Ham Soup I had cooked up a picnic ham in the crock-pot. Once we were done with the ham we were left with a huge ham bone with some yummy attached ham that can be sort of hard to get off. Instead of trying to pry that stubborn ham off the bone I decided to use it in a delicious soup.
I scrounged around in my pantry and found a package of 15 bean soup hiding behind a box of cereal or something. It was just begging me to turn it into some amazing soup.
15 bean soup is really just a mixture of beans. Usually containing the following beans: Northern, Pinto, Large Lima, Blackeye, Garbanzo, Baby Lima, Green Split, Kidney, Cranberry, Small White, Pink, Small Red, Yellow Split, Lentil, Navy, White Kidney, Black Bean. Some packages come with a seasoning packet while some are just the beans. You can usually find the bean mix in the section of your local grocery store where they sell other dried beans. Or, you can purchase some online at stores such as Amazon – HERE.
Crock-Pot 15 Bean and Ham Soup Whip-It Up Wednesday
This recipe is perfect for using up a leftover ham bone. Just add beans and few other key ingredients and let it simmer away all day!
1 (20 oz.) package 15 bean soup (toss seasoning packet)
1 Large yellow onion, chopped
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
3/4 Tablespoon salt
2 (14.5 oz.) Cans diced tomatoes, with juices
1 (8 oz) Can tomato sauce
1 Leftover picnic ham bone with some meat attached.
2 Quarts water
- Wash and sort the beans and place in a 6 – 7 quart crock-pot.
- Add onions, garlic, salt, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
- Place ham bone into slow cooker and add water.
- You may not have enough room to use all the water, that is OK, you can add it later if you need to.
- Cover and cook on low a good 10 – 12 hours until the beans are tender. Do not cook on high.
- An hour before you serve, carefully pull out the ham and bone with tongs. The meat should fall off the bone. Add the meat back into your slow cooker with the beans.
- Serve and enjoy!
As your beans cook and absorb the water as it cooks, feel free to add more water. Keep in mind however that you should never fill your crock-pot more than 2/3 of the way full. This causes dishes to cook much slower than the recipe calls for.