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

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
Serves: 8 to 10
Cook Time:
Cooking Method: Slow-Cooker/Crock Pot


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

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Karla Everett Recipe
Well Seasoned
Greenacres, WA (pop. 40,588)
Member Since Feb 2011
Karla's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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!!

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user Carol Junkins CarolAJ - Jan 6, 2012
Thats a wonderful recipe Karla ! Perfect for my new Crock Pot ! Can't wait to try it ! I love soups ~ tks for posting.
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Jan 6, 2012
Carol , Your very welcome!! This is what we had for dinner tonight , it was very good!! :D
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Jan 6, 2012
boy does that look so good!!! i think i'm getting sick again. i sure could use a nice big bowl of this right now. have a great nite, karla...i think i'm going to call it a night. xoxo sw☺
user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Jan 6, 2012
i just had to look at it one more time...i can literally taste it right now...good nite...sw☺

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