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Slow Cooked Ham and 15 Bean Soup

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If you’re thinking tummy filling food that won’t break the bank then this Slow Cooked Ham and 15 Bean Soup hits the spot. Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup® is simmered with fresh vegetables and smoky ham then slow cooked until the flavors marry and the beans are tender. Serve ladled over a piece of buttered corn bread and it’s sheer comfort with each and every bite.

Slow Cooked Ham and 15 Bean Soup

EAsy Slow Cooked Ham and 15 Bean Soup Recipe

Guaranteed to warm you up on a cold day this hearty soup is both inexpensive and filling. Hurst’s HamBeens Brand has a long family history and each generation remains committed to providing quality and affordable meal options for families. This soup is a terrific way to re-invent holiday leftovers and Hurst has made it simple by including the seasoning packet with the beans. Ingredients you’ll need to make Ham and 15 Bean Soup:

  • Beans – One package Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®
  • Vegetables – Sweet onion i.e. Vidalia or similar, carrot and celery, thinly sliced.
  • Seasonings – Garlic salt, lemon pepper, bay leaves and crushed red pepper flakes.
  • Liquid – 8 cups low sodium chicken broth or water.
  • Fat – Unsalted butter.
  • Ham – Fully cooked diced ham.
  • Tomatoes – One can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies.
  • Sliced green onion and Cornbread for serving
ingredients to make bean soup with ham

How to Make the BEST 15 Bean Soup with Ham

This soup would be an amazing way to change-up your New Years Day meal.  Perhaps pairing it with a with a side of collard greens a long-held tradition in the South. Make preparation easy and look for Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup® in the dry bean section of grocery stores all across the country. You’ll be so glad you did.

  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: Slow Cooker, measuring cups and spoons, sharp knife and cutting board, large spoon for stirring.
  • If you have a ham bone leftover from your holiday ham, add it at the beginning with the dry beans and it will season the broth perfectly. It adds a richness to the flavor of this 15 bean soup that sends it over-the-top.
  • Crushed red pepper flakes added to the mix gives the soup a slight heat. You can omit this or adapt the amount to your preference. You could also serve hot sauce on the side.
  • Accompaniments – I have several cornbread recipes that would work great with this soup, too. Perhaps your preference is a slightly sweet Skillet Honey Cornbread or my Green Chile Cheddar Cornbread slathered with plenty of sweet cream butter, of course.
  • Store cooked Slow Cooked Ham and 15 Bean Soup chilled in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat in single servings in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium heat.
bean soup in a bowl

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Slow Cooked Ham and 15 Bean Soup

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: slow-cooked-ham-bean-soup
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 package Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1 rib celery thinly sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes optional
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth or water
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 medium bay leaves
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • Sliced green onion and Cornbread for serving


  • Rinse beans thoroughly. Sort and inspect for any unwanted debris and discard. Set seasoning packet aside.
  • Pour beans into the bottom of a 6 quart slow cooker.
  • Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic salt, red pepper flakes, chicken stock, butter and bay leaves. Mix well.
  • Cook on high for 4 hours then add the seasoning packet, lemon pepper, ham and tomatoes. Stir to combine.
  • Continue to cook for an additional 1-2 hours or until the beans are tender.
  • Serve with a slice of corn bread or serve over rice garnished with green onion..


May use ham bone for extra seasoning, if desired. Add at the beginning with the beans.
Please keep in mind that every time the lid is opened, your cooking time will be longer.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 959mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1968IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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