Slow Cooker Leftover Ham Bone Soup
Slow Cooker Leftover Ham Bone Soup with northern beans, zucchini, and celery in a delicious seasoned broth.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 hrs
Total Time10 hrs 20 mins
- 1 leftover ham bone
- 7 cups water
- 20 whole peppercorns
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 cloves garlic , minced
- 5-6 slices bacon
- 1 small onion , diced
- 2 ribs celery , chopped
- 1 medium zucchini , chopped
- 2 carrots , peeled and diced
- 1 russet potato , peeled and diced
- 2 cans great northern beans , rinsed and drained
- 1-2 cloves garlic , minced
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 Tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
- 1 1/2 cups leftover diced ham
Place the ham bone, water, peppercorns, bay leaves and garlic in your slow cooker.
Cook on LOW for 7 hours (if you want to, overnight) or HIGH for 3.5 hours.
Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Remove to plate.
Get rid of most of the grease, reserving just a little in the pan.
Add the chopped onion, celery, zucchini, carrots, and potato to the pan and saute for a few minutes.
Remove the ham bone from the slow cooker. Remove any meat from it.
Add the chopped ham (and any pulled from the bone), sautéed veggies, cooked bacon, and the remaining ingredients back to the broth in the slow cooker.
Taste and add a little more of the spices, if needed. Cook on LOW for 2-3 more hours.
Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3560IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.9mg