Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

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Recipe from Holly @ Spend with Pennies: "Ham and Bean Soup is one of our all time favorite foods to come home to on a chilly day. This “no-soaking required” Ham and Bean soup takes just minutes to prepare and cooks effortlessly in your Crock Pot all day long! Dinner is ready when you are!" For original recipe visit: http://www.spendwithpennies.com/slow-cooker-ham-and-bean-soup/

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Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth (can sub water, beef, or vegetable broth for added flavor)
  • 1 leftover ham bone with meat (or ham hocks, diced ham or 1 lb. cooked sausage)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 1 15oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Optional: Hot sauce or crushed red pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. Rinse beans and drain. Sort any unwanted debris and set seasoning packet aside.
  2. Place beans, onions, ham bone, broth/water, garlic and chili powder in a 6qt slow cooker.
  3. Cook on high 5 hours (or low for 7-8) or until beans are tender.
  4. Once tender, remove the hambone (if used) and chop any meat left on the bone and add it back to the pot.
  5. Stir in diced tomatoes, Ham Flavor packet, and lemon juice.
  6. Cook for additional 30 minutes.

Cooking Tips

  • 15 BEAN SOUP can be found in the "DRY BEAN" section of most grocery stores
  • Be sure to wait until beans are fully cooked and tender before adding tomatoes or lemon juice
  • Can substitute water or other broths instead of chicken
  • Any kind of sausage, beef, or chicken works great as well
  • Lifting the slow cooker lid can add significant time to cooking