Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Stew


"This slow cooker recipe is a favorite of ours. It's great for football Sunday, New Year's Day, or anytime. It's filling, simple, and fantastic! This hearty meal can be easily doubled for larger parties. "

Ingredients 5 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 281 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 27g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 18 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 33 mg
  • 11%
  • Sodium:
  • 1244 mg
  • 50%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the black-eyed peas, black beans, garbanzo beans, chili beans, onion, ham, and garlic together in a slow cooker. Cook on Low for 5 hours. Top with sour cream to serve.
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Beans simmer slowly with a ham bone and plenty of seasonings.

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  1. 16 Ratings


Made this today and it was very good. I was a surpise at the great flavor. I would recommend adding a few veggies like carrots or celery. And I did add a little seasoning salt, cracked black pepper and a small amount of ketchup. Very good, will make again


I really liked this recipe and it was super easy. Before putting all the ingredients into the slow cooker, I sauteed the onion and about 1 tsp of minced garlic until the onions were transparent, then I added finely chopped celery. I also added chili powder, cumin, and chipotle chili powder to taste.


This is extra easy and very flavorful & filling! The perfect Super Bowl food--start this in the morning and by game time--it will be ready!! I only made a few changes. I used 16 oz of frozen black eyed peas because that is what I had and used one can of white kidney( cannellini) beans instead of garbanzo, again because that is what I had on hand. I didn't drain any of the canned beans.I also diced up 4 carrots and 3 ribs of celery and sauteed them with the onion and garlic--which I increased to 4 cloves. I also added 6 slices of browned and crumbled bacon with a few tsp. of the drippings to the stew plus 1 tsp. of chili powder and some fresh ground black peper. The ham & the bacon added enough salt. It simmered all day on low and was perfect for supper with the sweet cornbread recipe ( found on this site) and cole slaw. Even my VERY picky 10 year old daughter loved this stew. My parents happened to stop by,& since this makes plenty, they stayed and enjoyed it too!! My dad said this is the best bean soup he'd ever had so my mom took the recipe home! Hard to believe something so simple made with common ingredients could be this tasty! For a little extra kick--some of us added a few shakes of green jalapeno hot sauce. This is a winner--just like the Indy Colts!!