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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. You can also use a leftover hambone with some meat on it.
  • 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 or hambone, 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, remove the hambone (leave any ham in the pot), 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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David Fisher
Florence, MS
March 24, 2015
First Time Success!BeanBeanBeanBeanBean

This was the first time I have ever made this soup and it was a success. Instead of using pork, I used Oscar Mayer turkey bacon, and it tasted wonderful.

Hampden, ME
January 16, 2015
"Go To" Ham Soup RecipeBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

This is my family's "goto" recipe for ham soup. We absolutely love it! And the fact it is now adopted to the crock pot, puts it over the top!!

Dyersburg, TN
December 1, 2014
15 Bean Soup In Crock PotBeanBeanBeanBeanBean_dim

This was the first time I've ever made this soup. I soaked the beans overnight. I had a pork tenderloin that was overcooked (dry), so I decided to cut it up and put in the Crock Pot with all of the other listed ingredients. After it cooked all day on low, I shredded the meat with a fork and it was very tender. It had a packet of Cajun seasoning but it still needed salt and pepper. It was very good though. We ate it with cornbread.

Norcross, GA
November 4, 2014
New Winter Staple In My HouseBeanBeanBeanBeanBean

I cooked this for the first time using the slow cooker method, (ingredient list from bag). I used ground turkey over chicken and ground Italian sausage. I was not sure what to expect, but this has amazing flavors. Will definitely make it again. Although next time, I will wait until getting home from work to add carrots, celery and onion; they were mush. =( Also, I soaked the beans overnight.

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.