This Southern-style Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup will bring back childhood memories and warm you up from the inside, out. Plus, there's no need to soak the beans in this recipe, so in just a few minutes of prep you can have dinner in the crock pot.
Course: Main Course, Soup
Keyword: ham and bean soup, ham soup, slow cooker ham and bean soup, Slow Cooker Soup
20ouncesHurst’s HamBeens 15 Bean Soup (dry beans)
Remove seasoning packet from beans and set aside. Sort any unwanted debris from beans, then rinse and drain.
Place celery, carrots, onion, ham, chicken broth, garlic, paprika, bay leaf, thyme, and beans in a 6-quart slow cooker.
Cook on high 5-7 hours (or low for 7-8) or until beans are tender. (Crock pots all cook at different rates, so check the beans for doneness).
Once tender-remove the bay leaf.
Stir in the Ham Flavor packet.
Cook for additional 30 minutes, then serve warm.
You can also use a leftover ham bone with ham on it in place of the diced ham.