Crockpot Bean Soup


  • 1 lb bag or 2 cups mixed beans, soaked overnight
  • 7 C water
  • 1-2 lbs ham, cubed
  • 1-2 pressed cloves garlic
  • salt, celery salt, and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning and/or Herbs de Provence

Put all ingredients into your crockpot and cook on LOW for 8 hours.

Submitted by HBHW reader Karen H.

Bowl of Bean Soup From The Slowcooker

Here’s another one of Karen’s favorite slowcooker recipes. This one is for a delicious Crockpot Herbed Chicken
. Give it a try, I’m sure it will quickly become a family favorite in your house as well.

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Erin Calcara - January 24, 2010

Hi! Is the ham in this recipe cooked or uncooked?

    Julie Anne - July 14, 2010

    cooked usually leftover (from Easter or whenever you have ham). If no ham then just barely under fry some bacon and add it in.*I have used about 1/2 lb)

    Karen - August 29, 2012

    It doesn’t matter because if it isn’t cooked it will be by the time the soup is done. If it is smoked ham it has been cooked.

Barbara - June 9, 2010

This is almost the same recipe I have been making for several years. I use my leftover ham bones to get the meat and cut off all those pieces too small to serve. It is yummy especially on cold winter days.

Julie Anne - July 14, 2010

To make this even heartier I chop up two small carrots and a couple celery stalks with the onion. It makes me feel like I’m getting a few extra veggies in to my “picky” but bean eating guys. We do this both with and without the meat depending on our budget.

Valerie - July 25, 2010

i’m going to try this receipe without meat, any suggestions on spices to make it flavorful?

    Brenda - October 27, 2011

    Valerie (and others): I use a hearty veg broth instead of just water. If I make my own broth, I use thyme, maybe oregano, it depends on my mood. Also, sometimes I put in a few dashes of chipotle Tabasco. Or Mrs. Dash.

Linda - September 26, 2013

Dried beans will cook up soft if cooked this way? Will have to try it.

Robert Nelson - October 20, 2013

What are mixed beans? I f none would Pinto, red or any other died beans work just as well?

    Hillbilly Housewife - October 21, 2013

    Hi Robert,
    yes, any beans or combination of beans would work. My grocery store has bags of mixed dry beans. I like the flavor and texture of having several times of beans, but you could certainly stick with just one variety or make your own mix based on what you have sitting in the pantry.

CntryBlueeyedGirl - July 24, 2014

I always use ham hocks in mine. I just throw the hocks when I start cooking beans and I carefully remove to make sure no bones get left behind. Wrapping hocks in cheesecloth is also another way to so bones don’t get behind if you can get cheesecloth.

JJ - December 16, 2014

I’m planning on using your recipe with leftover smoked sausages. Can’t wait. Soaking the beans tonight. Cooking it tomorrow.

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