Six Sisters' Slow Cooker Ham and Beans

Recipe By

Six Sisters Stuff

"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."

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

5 hours

Servings

10

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Ingredients

  • 1 package HamBeens® 15 BEAN SOUP®

  • 2 celery stalks (diced)

  • 3 large carrots (diced)

  • 1 small onion (diced)

  • 1 pound diced ham (you can also use a leftover, meaty ham bone)

  • 8 cups chicken broth

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 bay leaf

  • chopped fresh thyme (for garnish)

Cooking Directions

  1. Remove seasoning packet from beans and set aside. Sort any unwanted debris from beans, then rinse and drain.
  2. Place celery, carrots, onion, ham (or entire ham bone if using), chicken broth, garlic, paprika, and beans in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  3. 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).
  4. Once tender, remove the bay leaf (and the hambone if used. Chop any meat left on the bone and add it back to the pot.)
  5. Stir in the Ham Flavor packet.
  6. Cook for additional 30 minutes, then serve warm.

Tips

OTHER ADD-INS OR SUBSTITUTIONS:

This is a great recipe to add your own spin to and really make it your own.

Chopped bacon

Diced tomatoes (add it at the end of cooking)

Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Lemon juice (add it at the end of cooking)

Chili powder

Chicken or sausage (in place of ham)

Hot sauce

Crushed red pepper

Served over rice

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