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Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup is made with Northern beans, leftover ham and ham-bone, carrot, celery, chicken broth, yellow onion and fresh herbs for a flavorful slow cooked meal. 
Course: dinner
Keyword: soup
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amber

Ingredients

  • 1 leftover meaty ham bone rinsed
  • 1 pound dry Northern beans soaked overnight
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 3 carrots peeled and diced
  • 48 ounces low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Soak the beans overnight, rinse and place in crockpot. 
  • Rinse your leftover meaty ham bone (if previously cooked with sugars, honey, syrup) and dice up some of the meatier parts. Place the ham and bone into crockpot. 
  • Rinse the celery and carrots. Peel carrots. Dice and place into crockpot.
  • Add a diced onion.
  • Dump in 48 ounces of low-sodium chicken broth.
  • Top with rosemary, thyme and bay leaf.
  • Add a pinch of pepper.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove rosemary, thyme and bay leaf.
  • Remove the ham bone and shred the remainder of the meat. Toss the bone and put shredded ham back into crockpot.
  • Mash some of the beans on the side of the crockpot to thicken the soup.
  • Stir and salt to taste. Wait to add salt until the end of cooking because the ham is usually salty enough and added salt may not be needed.