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Crock Pot Chipotle Ham And Bean Soup

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The weathers been cold, wet and windy in Washington the last few weeks..
My cold bones have been aching for warming comfort foods.
I made Chipotle Ham and Bean Soup in the Crock Pot before heading to church Sunday morning. I needed something easy and worry free.. I knew we had a large windstorm on the way, I am just thankful we didn't lose power.
There's nothing I love more then a satisfying soup at the end of a cold, wet and windy day, other then maybe a hot bath and a slice of apple pie.
If I can have all 3 I am one happy Momma! 
Crock Pot Chipotle Ham and Bean Soup is a great use for leftover ham from the holidays but also an inexpensive soup made with a good quality smoked ham hock.
I tried to keep this recipe simple and inexpensive because I understand so many families are on tight budgets but love flavorful and filling recipes.
The chipotle pepper adds a little heat and extra smokiness to the soup.
 I freeze the extra chipotle peppers and adobo sauce individually in small plastic bags for later, since I seldom use more then 1 or 2 peppers at a time.
A few more favorite chipotle dishes are Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili and Chipotle Black Beans. Incase you need a few ideas on what to make with your left over chipotle peppers. Both are delicious and healthy meals.

Soak dried beans overnight.
This soup is so easy and the flavors are amazing. Place all ingredients in the Crock Pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until beans are cooked and tender. Once beans are cooked until tender add salt to taste if needed. Serve with French Bread Dinner Rolls or Cornbread if desired.

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Crock Pot Chipotle Ham And Bean Soup

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch

Crock Pot Chipotle Ham And Bean Soup. A flavorful, inexpensive and easy Crock Pot soup.
Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT8H
Total time: PT8H10M
Yield: 6 Servings
  • 1 pound Dry Great Northern or Small White Beans, Soaked Overnight
  • 3 Pound Smoked Ham Hock Or Smoked Ham On Bone
  • 4 stalks Celery, Chopped
  • 5 whole Large Carrots, Chopped
  • 1 whole Chipotle Pepper In Adobo Sauce, Chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Adobo Sauce From Chipotle Pepper
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth
  • 4 cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste.
Cooking Directions
  1. Add soaked beans, ham, celery, carrots, chipotle Pepper, adobo sauce, onion, garlic, rosemary, garlic powder, chicken broth and water to Crock Pot.
  2. Cook soup for 6 hours on Hi or 8-10 hours on low or until beans are tender.
  3. Taste soup. Salt if needed and pepper to taste.


  1. I made these beans yesterday and they were wonderful! I followed the recipe exactly. Thank you for posting it - it will become a staple in our home.

  2. I just made this today and LOVED it! I've been making bean soup the same way for years and thought I'd try something different. I'm not usually one to mess with a good thing, but I'm glad I did! One thing is for sure, I am always making bean soup in my slow cooker from now on. Great recipe, thanks for posting!

  3. This recipe looks delicious! However, I do not have a Crock Pot, and am wondering if there is a way to make this without one?


    1. Hi, If you have a large pot you can add all the ingredients to the pot and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, cover pot and reduce heat to low. It will need to cook from 4-6 hours or until the beans are tender!

  4. You may want to reword this, someone who doesn’t cook much may get confused…

    2. Cook soup >>> on low for 6 hours on Hi <<< or 8-10 hours on low or until beans are tender.

  5. Visiting on a link from I decided to make this soup for lunch today using what I had on hand -- black beans and some bacon and ham leftovers -- and it turned out delicious. Will definitely fit this in to our winter supper rotation.

  6. Oh man alive! This recipe is awesome. I wanted a little more spice so I used two peppers and it was perfect for us. This is going to be one of my favorites and thank goodness it is so easy.
    I spent all day working from home breathing in the wonderful scent until finally dinner time.
    Work is done, Dinner was awesome and I'm one happy mama.Thanks a bunch!

  7. You're supposed to chop up the ham, right?

    1. Hi Chrissy! Yes you chop the ham. If I use a ham hock I cook it in the soup and then remove it and chop it. If I use ham I just add the leftover chopped ham and throw the bone in the pot!



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