Navy Bean And Ham Soup (in a crock-pot)

Karla Everett Recipe

By Karla Everett Karla59

8 to 10
Cook Time:
Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot

I just love this bean soup recipe , my mom taught me how to make this years ago but I have changed it a bit to fit my tastes.

You can make this soup with different types of beans if you prefer too.

This soup can be made on the stove top too if you don't have a crock-pot.


1 lb
small navy beans (or your favorite bean)
onion ; chopped
2 stick
celery ; chopped
3/4 c
chopped carrots
2 Tbsp
chopped garlic from a jar
1/2 tsp
bay leaves, dried
leftover ham bone with meat on it
1-1/2 c
chopped up ham ; optional
4-5 c
broth from the cooked ham
3 Tbsp
fat from ham broth

Directions Step-By-Step

Sort through the dry beans and dis-guard any bad beans or rocks you may find. Place in water and soak over night with 2 teaspoons of baking soda.
Drain and rinse the beans well.
Chop the onions , carrots and celery , I like to use some of the celery leaves in mine.
Place cut vegetables in a crock-pot with the beans and Add a meaty ham bone that was left over from a previous dinner and extra chopped up ham meat if you want more meat.
Add the left over juice and some of the fat from the cooked ham , it will be jelled once it's cold.
Add the water and the remaining spices.
Cover and let cook for atleast 6 hours and remove the ham bone and remove the ham off the bone and return the meat to the soup ; I like to mash some of the beans at this time , Cook for 2 more hours.
I like to serve my soup with some good ole corn bread....yummy...enjoy!!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #beans, #ham bone

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Karla Everett Karla59
Jan 30, 2014
Thanks everyone for the comments , sorry I didn't see some of them in time to answer any questions.

Sometime ,I will have to try a tomato base to it sounds like it would be good also ...thanks for the tips ladies. :D
Linda Durham Linda_Durham
Jan 28, 2014
This is very much like the bean soup I make and it is delicious. I add one can of Tomato soup when iy is cooked and it seems to add a little sumpin sumpin. Making it today!
Phyllis Doolittle Pheeph
Mar 3, 2013
Oh yeah, sounds gross, but it's good, they used to let us put some ketchup in the soup too!
Phyllis Doolittle Pheeph
Mar 3, 2013
Just like I grew up with, cornbread and all! My parents used to let us mix up soft butter (usually magarine) and honey in our little salad plates to schmear all over the corn bread!
Molly Moore mollilicious
Jan 27, 2013
I happened to have all of this in my fridge/freezer and had been looking for a slow-cooker recipe (I won't be home all day). Yay! I decided to change up the seasonings a bit, I like pizazz! And once completed, I will add the dash of vinegar like a previous reader suggested. My dad always did this to my mom's soups growing up, it is great! It brightens the flavor, providing a more full-bodied soup. A trick I almost always use! Can't wait to taste my masterpiece later tonight. Thank you!