Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup

"This is a soup my mom made all the time and I couldn't stand it but right now it sounds so good to me. It is so easy that I like to make it on those busy winter days."
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Ready In:
8hrs 15mins




  • Soak the beans overnight.
  • The next morning, after I rinse the beans, I just throw everything in the crockpot, put in enough water to come within an inch of the top of the crock and put it on low for 8 hours or as long as 12 hours. This usually works great in my 3.5 qt crockpot. Rethinking this, I realized that everyone doesn't have the same size crockpot that i did, I would suggest adding water to no higher than an inch above the beans.
  • Remove the bay leaf and serve.

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  1. I made this soup and quite frankly the broth was watery in consistancy. The 2nd time I made I DID NOT soak the beans..I remembered my Mom never did. Not soaking was a time saver and the soup came out nice and thick not watery.
  2. Very comforting soup. Though I did leave out the onion, and did throw in some leftover diced ham, it was a great soup for a chilly night. Made for PRMR tag.
  3. Quick and easy. made in the RV and it was so yummy! picture coming. made for photo ta
  4. Very simple way to make bean soup, always turns out great -- thanks!!! Did not measure the ham though, just threw in the leftovers I had :)
  5. Very warm and comforting soup.


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