Jeanne's Homemade Mixed Bean Soup in a Crockpot or Slow Cooker

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 225.5
  • Total Fat: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.6 mg
  • Sodium: 983.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 33.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.4 g
  • Protein: 17.8 g

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Easy, Filling & Delicious Easy, Filling & Delicious
Number of Servings: 6


    32 oz unsalted chicken broth (reduced salt if unsalted not available.)

    16 oz water

    2 cups dried beans (I use a mix of great northern & the mixed beans you can find packaged)

    1/4 ham steak (or bacon or leave out)

    about 9 baby carrots, chopped

    I used a packet of dried soup mix but you could also use a med - lg onion, diced instead ... or even scallions.
    1 clove garlic - chopped
    1 whole bay leaf (remove before serving)
    1 Tbl honey
    1 Tbl lemon juice
    1/8 tsp grated nutmeg - less if using dried - I grate my own

    about 4 Tbl chopped parsley (I don't use dry so can't advise on that)


Wonderful the first time -- even better when reheated. There's just the two of us so I freeze in small batches any not eaten the first night. I do this with all of my soups for my go-to-don't-feel-like-cooking- tonight instead of take out.


Rinse dry beans.
** Dice onion **(if using raw instead of soup mix)
Dice baby carrotts
Chop parsley (if adding fresh)
Chop garlic
Using 1/4 ham steak or about 4 pcs chopped cooked bacon, put ham steak in whole for now (or) cook bacon & drain grease before adding to soup mix.

Place all ingredients into crock pot (slow cooker) whatever you know it as. Let it cook on high for 6 -8 hours.

When ready to eat, remove ham steak piece & dice. Your choice here - leave it out while you blend soup or put it back into the soup to blended completely with soup.

I use a hand blender & blend ingredients until almost smooth, leaving a few small 'chunks)

Serving Size: 6 cups or 1 cup/serving = 6 cups

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ONCE_AGAIN1.