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