Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Crock Pot Bean Soup
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 hambone and 1 cup cubed ham pieces
salt and pepper to taste
Pick over and rinse beans. Place in 6 qt. crock pot and add water 2 inches above beans. Let soak overnight. Drain water and add broth, carrots, celery, onion, and hambone. Add water to cover about 1inch. Cook on high for 5 hours. Remove ham bone and tear off any meat --put back in crock pot along with cubed ham. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook on low for 3 hours more. If you want your soup thicker take out 1 cup of beans and mash up then add to pot and stir.
Garnish with cheese and/or sour cream.
If you are not home to remove ham bone- just add large chunks of ham at the beginning and remove ham bone before serving. Cooking time would be 6 hours on high.
Hope you enjoy this easy, filling soup!