Slow Cooker Smoky Ham and White Bean Soup

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This hearty, richly flavorful soup comes together in minutes and cooks while you're away having fun. Look for the meatiest ham hock you can find. Any small white bean, such as baby limas or cannellini, can stand in for the Great Northern or navy bea…

s here. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Tina Ujlaki.

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  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts only)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound dried Great Northern beans (or navy beans)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for soup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (for soup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 smoked ham hock (meaty, about 30 oz.)
  • salt (for serving, optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper (for serving, optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • salt (for serving, optional)
  • freshly ground black pepper (for serving, optional)
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    1. Trim and rinse leeks. Cut leeks, carrots, and celery into 1/2-inch dice. Mince garlic. (Pro Tip: Trim roots and dark green ends of leeks. Split leeks lengthwise, then rinse in a bowl of water (or under the faucet) to release any dirt.)
    2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add leeks, carrots, and celery and cook, stirring, until softened, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes.
    3. Rinse beans in a fine strainer, and pick through to remove any stones. Add beans to a 6- to 8-qt. slow cooker along with vegetables, bay leaf, salt, pepper, thyme, chicken broth, water, and ham hock; stir.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium17% DV410mg
    Fat7% DV4.5g
    Protein16% DV8g
    Carbs6% DV18g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories140Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat4.5g7%
    Saturated Fat0g0%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate18g6%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Vitamin A60%
    Vitamin C8%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Bill 6 days ago
    Very easy to make, and very good
    Claudia Salmon 18 days ago
    Very good! I modified/improvised a bit and used canned white beans, left over honey baked ham, yellow squash and onion since my local grocery didn't have leek. Used all the same spices though. I will definitely make it again. I also used less water & broth since i didn't cook dry beans.
    Diana Long 21 days ago
    Absolutely amazing! This was a huge hit! Bonus smells wonderful! Highly, highly recommend. This goes great with corn bread too!
    Ron Herzing 23 days ago
    turned out well. I skipped the leaks.