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    Calico Ham and Bean Soup

    Calico Ham and Bean Soup. Photo by Barb Gertz

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    5 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    5 hrs

    crazycookinmama's Note:

    From The Fix It And Forget It...Crockpot book. Superb taste, and very easy.

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    1. 1
      Combine beans and 6 cups water in large saucepan.
    2. 2
      Bring to boil.
    3. 3
      Reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Drain, discarding cooking water, and rinse beans.
    5. 5
      Combine all ingredients in slow cooker.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      Cook on low 8-10 hours, or high 4-5 hours.
    8. 8
      Discard bay leaves before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 06, 2008


      Very good, very easy, the only change I made was to use chicken broth instead of water. Thanks so much.

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    • on January 15, 2006


      This was a good, easy soup that, with a little doctoring, became great. I followed Barb's suggestion to boil the beans and let them set for an hour and then I cooked them, as she did, with a smoked ham hock. At the end of the cooking time my daughter had a bowlful and said it 'needed something' so I added a bit more salt and a few healthy dashes of Tabasco Chipotle sauce...THEN it was great! Thanks Cookin for a good bean soup recipe!

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    • on April 06, 2005


      Yummy beans, I didn't use my crock-pot, cooked them on top of the stove, cooked slowly. I covered the beans with water, brought them to a rapid boil, turned off heat, let them set for 1 hour. This helps to release gas. Then cooked them slowly, using a ham hock, added the onions after the beans were about cooked , as I have found that the onion if added early can prevent the beans from getting done(soft) because of the acid,in the onion. We liked the flavors of the spices and added smoke. Thank you cookin, for posting the recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Calico Ham and Bean Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (284 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 71.3
    Calories from Fat 36
    Total Fat 4.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 21.1 mg
    Sodium 170.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 6.2 g

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