This slow cooker ham and bean soup uses the leftover ham from Easter and makes a satisfying soup. All the work is done in the crock pot!
As we get closer and closer to April and Easter, that usually means most of us have ham on the menu at some point, right? I know for us, we always have ham for Easter. Then, after the family heads home, we have ham for DAYS! That means Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup is necessary!
Each year, I typically try out a variety of recipes to use the ham with so that we do not get tired of it too fast. One that I recently tried was this Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Soup. This is such a frugal meal, plus it feeds a lot!
We had so much soup, that we actually took some to my parents too, and shared the bean wealth. I love that you can get a package of 15 Bean Soup Mix at the store to use in this, and it is very inexpensive. I like to think of this as a perfect meal if you are doing a rice and beans budget to save up or pay off certain things.
The shocking part for me with this soup is my picky eater even ate half a bowl. Say what? We just started new dinner rules with me son; he is now to eat what we eat instead of mommy feeling like a short order cook. He did really well with this one, it was probably the most skeptical I have been so far on these rules as to whether he would eat it. He really isn’t a huge fan of beans.
I paired it with cornbread though, and if my kids see cornbread they are all in for the meal that evening.
I decided to soak the beans overnight, and then toss them into the slow cooker in the morning. I prepped the rest of the ingredients for the slow cooker the night before. That means in the morning, I simply drained the beans and then added them in. Once we came home that evening, we had a delicious soup on a very cold day.
Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup
Do you enjoy bean soup? What do you like to add to yours?
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