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Crockpot Ham and Northern Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillett over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery. Sauté for 10 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
  3. Transfer to a crockpot
  4. 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
  5. Half way through mash remaining can of beans with a potato masher until thick and creamy. Stir into soup mixture; blend well.
  6. Discard ham shank and bay leaf before serving.