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Ham and Bean Soup

Ham & Bean Soup

This is an incredibly easy and tasty soup to pull together. Serve with some crusty garlic bread and a green salad for a rounded meal.


  • 1 lb Cannellini or Great Northern beans, soaked overnight and rinsed
  • 2 Smoked ham hocks or ham shanks, thawed
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 6 cups of water
  • Tbsp black peppercorns
  • Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or put through a garlic press
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

From here, all ya do is put everything in your crockpot and let it simmer on low for 6-8 hours, or if you’re in more of a hurry, you can put it on high for just a couple hours.

Then, take out your ham hocks or ham shanks, separate the meat from the bone and skin. Cut up the meat into smaller pieces, then add it back into the soup. You’re ready to serve!

If you want to add some other stuff, I’d suggest chopped celery, additional ham (especially if you’re using hamhocks and want more meat), or chopped spicy kielbasa that’s been lightly browned.

Originally published at Opheliac9. Please leave any comments there.