Making slow cooker ham soup is a great way to use up leftovers from a holiday meal. This recipe adds a lot of flavor and fiber, from the use of Hurst 15-bean soup mix.
Today’s post and slow cooker ham soup recipe are courtesy of fellow Indiana blogger and friend of mine, Jenny, owner of Fortville Mama. I have a wonderfully supportive network of blogging friends from Indiana and Jenny is one of them. She has a kind heart and she shares so much great information on her site. Everything from easy recipes to ideas for kids, to info on local events taking place in the Fortville area. I encourage you to go take a peek!
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Here is Jenny to talk about her recipe for slow cooker ham soup with Hurst beans.
My mom always made ham and bean soup after Easter. I never loved it, but I ate it. It just seemed blah to me and just a reason for her to use up the leftover ham. With nine kids, she always made use of everything. My little family has never loved bean soup, and I don’t make it often due to that fact. Once in a while a little part of me craves it just out of nostalgia.
A few weeks ago my six-year-old daughter changed my mind after a sleepover at her best friends. Her friend’s dad had made a slow cooker ham soup that day and baby girl couldn’t get enough. As a hunter, this man knows how to cook hearty, stick to your ribs food. He amazes me all the time!
Baby girl particularly raved about his ham and bean soup, and she won’t even eat the beans in her chili! With such a glowing review, I had to find out what was in it, and try my hand at a pot with our leftover ham from this Easter.
I was amazed to find out it was a fairly simple recipe, but the wow factor was definitely in the small touches, for example sautéing the veggies in bacon grease and boiling the heck out of the ham before putting it in the Crockpot!
I hope your family enjoys this soup as much as mine did. True to my roots, I love to serve it with simple corn bread. I’m a Jiffy girl, but Basilmomma has great recipes for quick breads.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE THIS SLOW COOKER HAM SOUP WITH BEANS:
More recipes with ham and Hurst’s beans that I think you’d love: