It’s raining today in Southern California which is practically unheard of. It feels like it has been 80 degrees for a year straight. However, this is much needed rain and I welcome it with open arms. I actually love the rain and it makes me happy. So today I felt like making some soup. I decided on a Ham and Northern Bean soup. Here is the recipe.
Crock Pot Ham and Northern Bean Soup
First you will need to chop up your carrots and celery and onion.
Next pour some canola oil in a pan and let it heat up.
Then add your chopped onion
And your carrots and celery. Sautee until onions become slightly brown about 3-5 mins.
While your veggies are sautéing, dice up your ham steak into bit sized cubes.
When veggies are done transfer them to a crockpot.
Then pour chicken broth on top.
Add in the diced ham (I did not have a ham shank so I did not use one) and 2 cans of the Northern beans that have been drained and rinsed.
Add your Oregeno
Toss in a few bay leaves and cook in your cockpot on low from 4 hours. Now you have yourself some delicious Ham and Bean soup!
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Crockpot Ham and Northern Bean Soup
- 2 cup Ham , steak
- 1 Ham shank
- 1 cup Carrots
- 1 cup Celery
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 (15 oz each) cans great northern beans
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 Onion , medium
- 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup Water
Heat oil in a large skillett over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Sauté for 10 minutes.
Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
Transfer to a crockpot
Add chicken stock, water, diced ham, ham shank, oregano, bay leaf and 2 cans of beans. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours
Half way through mash remaining can of beans with a potato masher until thick and creamy. Stir into soup mixture; blend well.
Discard ham shank and bay leaf before serving.