Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup
A delicious crock pot ham and bean soup made with either a ham bone with meat attached or a ham hock. This is comfort food.
- 1 ham bone with meat attached or ham hock
- 2 celery stalks with greens attached chopped
- 2 large carrots peeled, chopped
- 1 large onion diced
- 4 - 15 oz cans Great Northern Beans drained
- 2 Bay Leaves
- pepper to taste
- enough water to cover ham bone in crock pot
Place the ham bone in a 4 - 6 qt crock pot. put enough water into the crock to cover the bone. Add the celery, carrots, onion, pepper,and bay leaves in the crock. Cover with the lid and set the crock pot to the high setting. Cook on high for at least 7 hours. The longer you cook the ingredients the richer your broth will be.
After seven hours, remove the bone, remove any meat attached to it and add it to the pot. Discard the bone. Add the 4 cans of the northern beans. Cover the soup with the lid, heat the beans through. After the soup is finished cooking you can use a potato masher to mash some of the beans in the pot to make the soup a little richer. Remove the bay leaves before serving.