Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Slow Cooker White Bean and Ham Soup

Yummy and super inexpensive. I have to admit, it's not one of my favorite soups, but it sure is easy to make. The Cooley boys all love it, so I make it once or twice a winter.

Whatcha Need...
1 lb of white beans (I always get Great Northern)
6-8 cups of water
2 ham steaks (I'll also use a ham hock)
1 onion, roughly chopped
(If I have carrots then I will put some carrots in this soup too)
Salt and pepper
Tabasco sauce
Italian Seasoning
(No pic of ingredients)

Whatcha do with it...
Ok it doesn't get easier than this.

Soak beans overnight and remove any bad beans or dirt.

Dump the beans, two cut up ham steaks, and onion into a crock pot. Cover with 6-8 cups of water. Season liberally with salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning. Throw in a couple of dashes of Tabasco. The Tabasco really adds something to this soup. White beans and ham can be a little boring so seasoning the soup really well will make it something more than boring white beans and ham.

Cook in crock pot on low for 8-10 hours and viola...ya have dinner!
(I was able to freeze 1/2 to have in freezer when baby comes home too!!!)


  1. I have some leftover ham that maybe I can do this with or my store I go to has cased sausage on sale that I have been thinkng about using.

  2. We had this last week too! I read somwhere to pull out about a half cup of beans and mash them up to release the starch and then mix them back in. It really thickens up the juices and makes it sorta creamy. Weird, but good! I wish I would have had some left to freeze ... but the family and I ate it all! Best wishes to you. :-)