This post brought to you by Hurst’s HamBeens Brand ~ 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.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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Slow Cooked Ham and 15 Bean Soup
- 1 pkg Hurst’s® HamBeens® 15 Bean Soup®
- 1 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
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 tsp lemon pepper
- 2 cups leftover ham diced
- 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..
Please keep in mind that every time the lid is opened, your cooking time will be longer.