The Easiest Ham & Bean Soup Ever
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Freeze you hambone with 5 other ingredients for one of the easiest soups ever assembled!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
For Freezer Bag
  • 1 hambone or hock
  • 1 lb dried pinto beans
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery
  • 1 onion
  • ¾ c ketchup
When Ready To Cook
  • 8 cups water
  • salt to taste
  1. Label your freezer bag with name of the meal, cooking instructions, and "use by" date(Usually 6 months is max you'll want to store)
  2. Combine all ingredients in your bag except water and salt
  3. Remove as much air as possible, seal, and lay flat in your freezer
  1. The night before, move to refrigerator to thaw
  2. Add contents of freezer bag to slow cooker and add water
  3. Cook on "low" setting for 8 hours
  4. Remove ham, shred off bone, and return shredded meat to slow cooker
  5. Add salt to taste (the amount of salt needed depends on the cut of ham. I added ½ teaspoon)
Recipe by Smart Family Living at