Do you have leftover Christmas ham and not sure what to do with it? This Northern Beans & Ham soup is super easy and even more delicious – and a great way to use up that leftover ham. This is my go-to recipe after Christmas every year. It is so flavorful, and uses very few ingredients. This is definitely one of my favorite & easiest comfort food dishes.
You will need:
- 1 lb bag of dried northern beans
- Cut up chunks of ham (I also had a frozen ham bone in the freezer and added that)
- 6 cups of water
- 2 Tablespoons of onion powder
- salt/pepper to taste
Some recipes will tell you to always soak Northern Beans before you cook them, but you do not need to soak the beans beforehand if you use the slow cooker. Just give them a good rinse and then throw all the ingredients in your slow cooker, give it a stir, and let it cook on low for 8 hours. That is seriously all there is to it. By the end of the day, you’ll have a delicious, hearty soup, and your house will smell like you’ve been cooking a delicious meal all day.