SLOW COOKER HAM AND BEAN SOUP

This slow-cooker recipe couldn’t be easier.

Active:15 mins Total:6 hrs 15 mins Yield: Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz.) package dried navy beans, soaked overnight according to package directions, drained, and rinsed
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion (1 small onion)
  • ½ cup chopped peeled carrot (2 carrots)
  • ½ cup chopped celery (3 celery stalks)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large, meaty roasted ham bone

Directions

  • Step 1 Place beans, water, broth, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, bay leaf, and pepper in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker; stir to combine. Place ham bone in center of mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH 6 hours or LOW 8 to 10 hours until beans are tender. Remove ham bone and any gristle. Return any ham meat to soup.
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