Friday, January 6, 2012

Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

Here's a Cajun favorite that is very easy to make and satisfies the soul on a cold winter day. I used the left over ham bone from New Years to bump up the flavor of this sinfully good soup. When I tell you that it's out of this world, then you know that I mean it, cher! Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

1 ham bone
1 1/2 cups cooked ham, cubed
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes w/ green chilies
1 quart chicken stock
3 cans (15 ounce) Navy beans, drained
1 tsp. dried thyme
2 or 3 bay leaves
1 tsp. or more Cajun seasoning
Salt to taste

Combine ham bone, ham, stock, onions, peppers, celery, carrots, garlic, thyme, beans, bay leaves, bay leaves, and tomatoes w/ green chilies,  in a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours,  or until veggies are tender. Adjust seasoning, add a little water, if necessary, and parsley, and stir well. Discard bay leaves, and continue cooking on high for 30 minutes.

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Bon appetit! Wishing you all a fun and fab weekend! Merci beaucoup for coming by!

28 comments:

rosaria said...

Now. that's what I want for lunch today. Do you deliver?

Linda Starr said...

my mom used to make this baked in the oven, never knew the recipe but remember a ham bone in it. but my favorite would be the cornbread for sure.

Joanne said...

For a winter dish, there's only one word to describe this: Perfection!

Big Dude said...

Good looking bowl of soup - nice and thick the way I enjoy it. I like the ingredients you used, but might have to toss in a little of my favorite greens.

Pam said...

I love Navy bean soup! Yours sounds great! I split open a slice of cornbread and ladle soup over it with a blop of ketchup on top. Just wish I had a bowl of yours right now!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Agree with Rosaria LOL
Would you contemplate a free delivery service LOL. If so I would be your no 1 client LOL. Have a great weekend ~ Eddie

Kittie Howard said...

How did you know I was fix in' white beans tomorrow? You're the best, cher! We had a great time in NO. However, there was a slight problem with four guys, two in front, two in back trick, who tried to jump my hub. He does 300 gut crunchers a day so that didn't work but the numbers were superior, my kicking didn't make a dent so I SCREAMED "I'M AN LSU GRAD, HELP" Purple and gold came flying to the rescue. Once back at the Monteleone, I got a cop, gave descriptions - the guys were making their way to Canal, harassing another couple en route - and let them NOPD it from there.

nanny said...

Corn bread and beans!! Can't beat it!

drick perry said...

this so reminds me of something I might have cooking away in my kitchen just about weekly during the cooler winter months - love the flavor here and would love a plate of Grandma's biscuits to go with it... hope you had a fab new year, heck, I know you did... hope you have a good game tomorrow nite (and Monday too!!!) I'll be rooting for one of them.... tee hee

MM said...

This would be the perfect soup for my brother who is wild about ham & white beans. I'm not big on ham, but I absolutely love adding thyme to white beans.

KarenG said...

I'll take mine with the spicy cajun cornbread please.

Kat said...

I make that every time I have a ham for a dinner. I did this 3 days after new year dinner. I absolutely love the stuff. I don't use tomatoes though. I do everything else pretty much like you. One of my favorite soups, for sure.

Marguerite said...

rosaria- Thanks, so glad you like it and hope you try it! I would deliver, but it's so easy to make and you'd be eating it in 4 hours instead of 4 days! lol

Linda- I've never tried making soup in the oven, but it sounds good! Thanks, hope you try it!

Joanne- Thanks for the sweet compliment, cher! It is perfect for a cold day, but it's 75 degrees here today and I am grilling shrimp!

Dude- Thanks, it's fab and I hope you make it! Throwing a few greens in the pot is a great idea. Enjoy!

Pam- Thanks, I do the same thing, except I put a blop of mustard on top. lol Great minds think alike! :)

Eddie- I would gladly deliver a big pot of the stuff, but I think it might smell bad by the time I got there. lol Merci, cher, hope you have a great weekend, too!

Nancy said...

Perfect for a cold winter's day!

Cloudia said...

mmmmmmmmmmm
cornbread!



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Courtney Fisk said...

Oh my- that looks amazing! Following you back from the SSS hop!

Ms. G said...

Yummy!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Thanks. Now I know what to do with that leftover hambone from the Alabama Wins party tomorrow night.

Seriously, LSU rocks. Gonna be a great game. Great fun.

Katherines Corner said...

bookmarked this yummy post. Spicy cornbread, yes! I hope you will stop by Katherines Corner and say hello. Hugs P.S> Don't forget to enter the Pink poodle Giveaway too.

Cajunlicious said...

This looks so delicious and comforting! Wish I had a big bowl right now!

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Your recipes and photos are positively mouthwatering! I love Cajun food, so I can't wait to try some of these.

Quiltingranny said...

On a cold rainy Washington day, this is our favorite and so happy to see your recipe is the same as my gramma passed down to me! Nothing like comfort food!

Miriam said...

Looks awesome, slow-cooker soups are the best!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Vagabonde said...

A perfect recipe – I just bought a ham and will use the bone and the leftover for that soup. I am behind reading my bloggy friends because I was on a trip for over a month then was sick with a nasty cold for a couple of weeks (just ate some Campbell soup at Christmas that my husband warmed up – he is no cook…) I hope you had a nice Noël and I wish you du bon temps en 2012!

Anonymous said...

Marguerite,
Having been told "you just HAVE to visit this blog" by my very good friend, KittieHoward, I decided to actually do more than visit today ~ I am actually 1)commenting; 2)going home and trying this recipe! It (ALL) sounds so yummy, and as I have a ham bone in the freezer (from KittieH, no less!), I will report back next week :) Thanks,JH

kathrynmagendie said...

MMMMM beans and cornbread! (without pork for me, though) ;-D

Magic of Spice said...

I love the shot you got of this gorgeous soup! Full of flavor and ideal comfort food for these colder days! When I make soups I generally make 2 pots one vegetarian and one not, they love it when I use a ham bone when I do :)
Hope you had a wonderful holiday my friend, hugs

Pooch Purple Reign said...

all the best for a happy 2012 !!
~laura xx