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15 Bean Soup Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Recipe

15 Bean Soup Crock Pot or Slow Cooker Recipe Printlogo

Cook Time about 6 hours
Kitchen Time about 10 minutes
Servings 12

One of the questions we receive the most is "can I cook 15 BEAN SOUP® beans in a crock pot or slow cooker"? The answer is: ABSOLUTELY! Try this easy to follow recipe and you will have a pot full of 15 Bean Soup waiting for you after a day of activities. See cooking tips below the recipe for more info.

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Categories: 15 Bean Soup Crock Pot Recipe, Homestyle Favorites, Ham, Hurst's Original, American


  • 1 pkg Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®
  • 8 cups water (use chicken, beef, or vegetable broth for added flavor)
  • 1 lb. smoked sausage, ground sausage (browned in pan), ham hocks or diced ham.
  • 1 lg. onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
  • 1 can tomatoes (15 oz.)
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Optional: Hot sauce or crushed red pepper to taste

Cooking Directions ( reviews )

  2. Sort and rinse beans, check for any unwanted debris and discard.
  3. Drain and place in a slow cooker with 8 cups of water, onions, meat, garlic and chili powder. (Not tomato or lemon juice yet!)
  4. Set slow cooker on high and cook for 5 hours (or low for 7-8), or until beans are tender, but not falling apart.
  5. After the beans are tender, stir in the can of tomatoes, our Ham Flavor packet, and the lemon juice.
  6. Cook for additional 30 minutes then keep warm until ready to serve.
  7. We recommend to serve with a freshly baked slice of corn bread! You can also serve over rice as well.
  8. Please keep in mind that every time the lid is opened, your cooking time will be longer.

Cooking Tips
  • For even more flavor, substitute beef, chicken or vegetable stock instead of water.
  • You can also try 1 lb. boneless chicken breasts or 1 lb. beef roast, then shred meat before Step 5 above.
  • As with all dry bean recipes, it's best to wait until AFTER the beans have become tender or fully cooked before adding any acidic ingredients like tomatoes, citrus, vinegars, etc.
  • Remember that this is a NO SOAK recipe, but if you have already soaked the beans that's not a problem, just use 1 cup of water/stock less.
  • Variations on the recipe will work for almost all of Hurst's HamBeens items.
  • If you prefer a more "brothy" soup, add an extra cup of liquid when preparing

Reviews ( back to instructions )

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Chicago, IL
February 27, 2014
Slow Cooked Goodness As UsualBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

been making this for myself and friends for over 20 years. this time i halved the recipe (i still used a pound of turkey smoked sausage) and it took about 6 hours in my slow cooker on medium. i added a little sriracha sauce for a garlicky kick and it was great.

Tiffin, IA
February 10, 2014
15 Bean Soup Crock Pot RecipeBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

I make it with two extra cups of broth and fresh ground pepper, it is so good. Next time I won't cook it longer than the recipe says, it is a little too mushy.

Michelle Cherry
Orlando, FL
January 16, 2014
Smoked Turkey Leg Cheap N YummyBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

tossed them in the crock and used 2 smoked turkey drumsticks instead of sasuage-- added 1/4 c of white vinegar-- SOOOOO YUM!

Deerfield Beach, FL
January 4, 2014
Ham Bone & Bean SoupBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

This was delicious! I soaked the beans overnight so I used 7 cups of liquid as suggested. I had 1 cup EACH of chicken and beef broth beef broth in the fridge so I added that to 5 cups of water. I used the Christmas ham bone and 1 cup of diced ham which I browned before adding to the crock pot. Didn't have tomatoes and used red pepper flakes. To thicken I mashed 1 cup of beans the last 1/2 hr when I added the lemon juice. This will be my "go to" ham bone and 15 bean soup from now on.

Royersford, PA
October 25, 2013
Bean SoupBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

I just made this recipe for the first time following it exactly as said, and everything came out perfectly. I wasn't feeling well and didn't want to have to deal with standing in front of the stove today so I dumping everything in the crockpot, slept all day, and then woke up to my house smelling like a wonderful bean soup.

Big Bonus: I didn't have to soak the beans over night and they still came out well--so I'm impressed.