Slow Cooker 15 BEAN SOUP

15 Bean Soup is hearty and delicious! The perfect warm meal on a cold day, it is delicious served with cornbread or over rice. Original recipe from Easy Family Recipes.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

6 hours



Screen Shot 2020 12 21 at 3 31 03 PM 15 Bean Soup Ingredients


  • 1 pkg 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. Our favorite is to use a leftover hambone with some meat on it.

  • 1 lg. onion diced

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • 1 tsp chili powder optional

  • 1 can diced tomatoes 15 oz.

  • Juice from 1 lemon

  • Hot sauce or crushed red pepper to taste optional

Cooking Directions

  1. In a colander or sieve, rinse beans thoroughly. Sort and inspect for any unwanted debris and discard.

  2. Drain and pour beans in a slow cooker with 8 cups of stock/water, onions, garlic, and meat or hambone. (Not tomato or lemon juice yet!). Use 9-10 cups of liquid if you like a more “brothy” soup.

  3. Stir to combine. Set slow cooker on high and cook for 5-7 hours then check to make sure beans are tender. The soup can continue to simmer for several hours and will develop more flavor over time.

  4. After the beans are tender, remove the hambone (leave any ham in the pot), stir in the can of diced tomatoes, our Ham Flavor packet, optional chili powder, and the lemon juice.

  5. Cook for additional 30 minutes then keep warm until ready to serve.

  6. We recommend to serve with a freshly baked slice of corn bread or serve over rice.


  • This is a no soak method of cooking. Beans can be rinsed and cooked from the package, no soaking required.
  • Please keep in mind that every time the lid of the slow cooker is opened, your cooking time will be longer.