Slow Cooker Honey Ham and Bean Soup

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 3, 2014

Slow Cooker Honey Ham Bean Soup

Seriously, dinner doesn’t get any easier than this. This is what I call a “Chop, Dump and Run” kind of dinner. (And if you added carrots, it would be a one dish slow cooker dinner…my absolute favorite kind.)

This soup is sweet from the honey, with a touch of smoke, and a slight bite from the chili powder and cracked pepper.

You’re sure to love the soup, the flavor, the ease in preparing and the ease in cleaning up.

Also, if I ever were to write a feeding teenage boys on a budget cookbook…this recipe would go into the Beans Chapter. In fact, that book might only have 1 chapter…Rice and Beans recipes. That’s really how I plan to get through the teenage years with these boys of mine…lots of rice and beans, mixed in with some meat and ‘tater meals, along with a ton of homemade oatmeal. *sigh*

If, in a few years, I were to write that book, would you buy it?!

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Slow Cooker Honey Ham and Bean Soup

Adapted from Honey Ham and Beans

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 8 hours in slow cooker


  • 1 package Hurst HamBeens Slow Cooker Bacon and Beans (pictured above)
  • 1 ham bone (leftovers from the holidays?!)
  • 2 cups cubed or diced ham
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Side dish veggies


  • Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and add 7 1/2 cups of water. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 8 hours. (No presoaking of the beans necessary!)
  • Once cooked, let cool slightly before serving.
  • Prepare a veggie as a side dish, we had green beans.
  • {Optional – add 4 carrot sticks, peeled and chopped, into the slow cooker and make it a one dish dinner!}
  • Serve Slow Cooker Honey Ham and Bean Soup with green beans or carrots, or whatever you have on hand.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie Cullinan January 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

Yes, I would buy that book! My son is seven and is already eating me out of house and home. I’m not sure what I’ll do when he’s a teenager.


James January 5, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Where do you find the beans? We checked Fred Meyer/QFC (Kroger) and Safeway to no avail.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Hmmm…not sure. They are a small company, so I’d email them…they don’t have a store locator, but emailing might help!



Jesseca January 8, 2014 at 3:52 pm

I love a hearty soup that includes using ham bones. The white beans in this recipe look like they really make the dish and make it more interesting and more enjoyable to eat. What a great family recipe idea. I am going to make this very soon.


Elizabeth Pistorius January 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

Just a comment about your print links. They leave out some of the great pictures you post w/ the recipes, so I prefer to select the recipe from your webpage w/ my mouse & copy & paste it into Word. I re-size photos & shift spacing as necessary for a nice, neat recipe.


Elizabeth April 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm

I’m in the Midwest, this package of beans isn’t available to me. What is the substitute? It looks like Pinto and Northern beans. Is that correct?


David Johnson July 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Do you use the seasoning packet that comes with the beans. I have a ham bone I need to do something with in my freezer. Thanks David Johnson


Tara Peltier October 1, 2014 at 12:11 pm

The recipe seems like it is missing liquid – shouldn’t there be some water or chicken broth added also? I can’t imagine the beans can cook in just the juices from one can of diced tomatoes. Thanks!


Jenn K October 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm

The first line of directions tells you to add 7 1/2 cups of water. :)


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