Slow Cooker Calico Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Calico Bean Soup


"This very hearty soup is easy and can be adjusted depending on what meat bones you may have on hand. This is a great way to use up any left over roast from a previous meal. We used a bone from a leg of lamb and a beef rib roast originally cooked on the charcoal grill for a family holiday celebration, and the flavor was extraordinarily rich. Serve with crusty bread."


12 h servings 234 cals
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Original recipe yields 9 servings



  • Calories:
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.1g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 12.4 g
  • 25%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 250 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Soak the beans in water overnight, rinse well and drain.
  2. In a slow cooker, combine the soaked beans, meat bones, tomatoes, red wine, parsley, paprika, celery seed, bay leaves, seasoned salt, garlic powder, sugar, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Add water to cover.
  3. Cook on low setting for 3 to 4 hours, or until beans are tender. Remove the bones and strip and shred any meat from the bones. Discard the bones and return the meat to the slow cooker. Allow to heat through.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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  1. 8 Ratings


this is a very good soup, thanks jodi!!

Just tried this recipe using 1/2 of a ham hock I bought at the grocery. The wine flavor is VERY strong; I might change it to 1c of stock (beef or vegetable) and only 1/2 cup of wine. It would ...

I just finished making this - wonderful! The spice mixture is perfect to perk up the beans. I didn't have any meat on the bone to use, so I just used two chicken breasts, using half the spices a...

We really enjoyed this soup and will definitely make it again. I used two smoked turkey legs instead of the beef bone and, based on another reviewer's comments about the wine being overpowering...

Prepared this today and it was enjoyed by everyone, including our dogs. I substituted Cranberry juice for the red wine and in place of the roast bone I used an one pound roast, that I broke up f...

This certainly did not come out great at all. Disappointing for sure. I did as stated to let beans soak overnight, but I didn't boil them (as others said I should have). The beans finally soften...