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Slow Cooker Fifteen Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Fifteen Bean Soup

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A soup that's hearty and tasty. Easy to make! Serve with a crusty whole wheat bread.

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 422 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 17.2 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 48.6g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 509 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Place the ham hock in a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker, and fill half way full with water. Set to High.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon for a few minutes, then add onions, carrots, and cabbage. Cook, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder and garlic; cook for 2 more minutes. Transfer the mixture to the slow cooker, and add beans, tomatoes, and sage.
  3. Cover, and cook 2 hours on High. Reduce heat to Low, and cook for 6 to 7 hours, or until beans are tender. Transfer ham hock to a cutting board, remove meat from bone, and return meat to slow cooker. Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
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I omitted the cabbage, used the carrots, celery and onion without cooking first; omitted sage and used the spice packet from beans. I made a double batch as the bean bag was 16 oz. and adjusted ingred. accordingly. I tossed everything in from the beginning except the ham steaks, which I cut up and added the last half hour. I cooked on low for about 12 hours - Perfect! I did end up blending about 4 c. of the soup to add some substance, it was fantastic this way. A keeper.


I used this recipe as a base for my "normal" stovetop 15 bean soup. I used the leftover ham bone from Christmas supper (with LOTS of meat left on it), and some extra cooked ham - added near the end. The meat literally fell off the bone!! I omitted all the spices and used the "ham flavor" seasoning pkg that came with the beans, two bay leaves, two teaspoons of minced garlic, and black pepper (to taste). For the veggies - I used carrots, onions, and celery. This was my first attempt with a slow cooker (the 7 qt. one was a Christmas gift!!), and it turned out better than my stovetop recipe!


Very easy to make and good, but not great. I will make it again but I'm going to add some more spice.