Easy Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup is a fabulous dish to serve on a chilly day. Not only is it a hearty recipe, but you also won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen preparing it. Simply throw all the ingredients into your crockpot, walk away, and come back to a piping hot meal!
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Reminds Me of Home
Easy Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup is a recipe that reminds me of my childhood. It seems that every time mom served a baked ham, we knew that in the next day or so, she would make a batch of ham and bean soup. Even now as an adult, I can still visualize a big pot of this amazing soup simmering on our stovetop.
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Stovetop vs Crockpot
As mentioned previously, when I was growing up, mom made this soup on the stovetop. However, I make mine in my programmable crockpot. It’s so nice to be able to walk away, no supervision needed.
Canned vs Dried
Since mom grew organic beans in the garden she almost always used dried beans and soaked them overnight. Personally, I believe that dried beans tolerate a longer cooking time and seem to stay intact better. Since canned beans are precooked they can easily become mushy if overcooked. However, when pressed for time, feel free to use precooked canned great northern beans. Just remember to decrease the temperature and cook time.
A delicious and hearty soup recipe that can easily be modified to be gluten-free. When using canned beans you'll need 2 (15-1/2-ounces, each) canned great northern beans. Cook soup on low setting for 4 hours. (GF Option: used gluten-free brand)
A delicious and hearty soup recipe that can easily be modified to be gluten-free.
When using canned beans you'll need 2 (15-1/2-ounces, each) canned great northern beans. Cook soup on low setting for 4 hours. (GF Option: used gluten-free brand)
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