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complicated bean soup

Recipe by
Lake Mills, WI

WHen I was doing Daycare my littles called this complicated bean soup....I really dont know why! Maybe their Mom called it that but the name always pops into my head when I make this type of soup. Today I really wanted to make Split Pea Soup with my wonderful left over ham bone...alas, not a split pea in the house! Then I saw my stash of beans...just the ticket, and OH MY is it GOOD!

yield 8 -10
prep time 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For complicated bean soup

  • lots
    dried mixed beans
  • 3 qt
  • 1 lg
    ham bone with some meat
  • 1 bag
    little carrots
  • 1 c
    chopped celery
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1 can
    diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 c
    chopped flat leaf parsley
  • olive oil

How To Make complicated bean soup

  • 1
    Put 3 quarts of water into your crock-pot and turn it on the high setting.
  • 2
    Put the ham bone into the water.
  • 3
    Rinse the beans in warm water and pour off any floating things. Do this a few times until the water runs clear. Add the beans to the water in the crock pot.
  • 4
    Add the chopped celery and the carrots.
  • 5
    Add the chopped onion, peppercorns and the bay leaves.
  • 6
    Cook on high for an hour and turn the crock pot to low and cook an additional 5 hours.
  • 7
    Take the ham bone and meat out and let it cool. Get the bones out and chop the meant into small pieces. Add them back to the soup.
  • 8
    Add the can of tomatoes with chilies and the chopped parsley. Turn the crock pot to high and cook for 15 minutes until heated through.
  • 9
    Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and some soft corn tortillas to soak up the soup or some corn chips.