Easy Ham and Bean Soup in the Slow Cooker

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easy ham and bean soup

Bean soup is something that brings back many good memories When I was a kid, Iwould stay at my grandmas.  She would pull her ham and bean soup she’d made out of the freezer.  It was always frozen in perfect portions for a meal. Or we’d make it, so I could write down her recipe (which was never measured).  I make an easy ham and bean soup as her’s involves soaking the beans overnight.

Using canned beans saves you a day in making bean soup (not to mention less prep time).

You can dump all the ingredients into the slow cooker, stir, turn on the crock pot and walk away.

This is perfect to make after cooking a ham and there are leftovers.  You don’t need a lot to give this soup lots of flavor.

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3 cans Northern Beans drained
1 cup diced/finely chopped ham
1/3 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 cups chicken stock
water to fill 1 inch above the beans in the crock pot

how do you make bean soup?

steps for soup


Drain the beans using your colander and place into the crock pot.
Finely chop the ham, carrots and celery to your liking.
Add the chopped ham, carrots and celery into the crock pot.
Pour in 2 cups chicken stock and stir.
Add in enough water to be 1 inch above the beans.
Let cook on low for 4-6 hours.

Serve and enjoy.

Do you eat your soup with crackers or bread?

This is easy ham and bean soup is super delicious. It has great flavor and perfect for making in batches and freezing leftovers.

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  1. I love any recipe that begins with cheater, easy, or lazy. Mostly because I am that kind of cook so it makes me feel I can do this. LOL
    This looks easy AND yummy perfect for those cooler days.

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