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Ham and Chickpea Slow Cooker Soup Recipe
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Ham and Chickpea Slow Cooker Soup

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"A leftover ham bone and chickpeas come together to make a hearty soup in the slow cooker. It goes great with a hearty bread, as it is a very hearty soup. "

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 hrs

    18 hrs 20 mins


  1. Place the garbanzo beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.
  2. The next day, rinse the soaked beans and place them into a slow cooker; place the ham bone in the cooker, and pour in enough water to cover the beans and ham bone by several inches. Set the cooker to Low, and cook for 8 hours.
  3. Skim any foam from the top of the soup, and remove the ham bone. Strip as much meat as possible from the ham bone, and return the meat to the slow cooker; discard the bone. Stir in potatoes, carrots, frozen corn, and black pepper to taste. Set the cooker on Low, and cook for 1 hour; then turn the heat up to High and cook 1 more hour (10 hours total cooking time).
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  • Cook's Note
  • You could add really any vegetables and spices to this soup. I enjoy simpler flavors, so this was wonderful for me! I wouldn't add any salt, however, as ham is already quite salty.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Reviews More Reviews

Mar 09, 2010

It's a solid soup. nice and thick and stewey. The only modification I'd recommend is that contrary to the author's comment, it did need salt to my taste - but to be on the safe side you can always add that upon serving. all in all a tasty soup with minimal effort and a good use for that ham bone.

Jul 27, 2010

Great base recipe! I threw all my veggies in together but cut them in big chunks. I used regular potatoes, onions, cabbage, and kohlrabi.I also added some garlic, bay leaf, and Italian seasonind. Delicious. I didn't bother with skimming the froth off the top since I always make my soup a day in advance for more flavor. I just skim off the hardened fat the next day. Great with homemade bread for a hearty dinner

Apr 27, 2010

i dont usually make recipes with no reviews.. so thought i would write one.. i didnt have a ham bone so used some leftover ham my mom had given me.. wasnt sure what to do with it so i made this. i definitely needed salt and lots of pepper. other than that i used the same veggies (only i used 5 regular potatoes cubed) and really enjoyed this soup, as did my two small children

Oct 26, 2011

This recipe is wonderful, however, I did add some chopped cabbage & rutabaga to the soup & it really upped the flavor.

Dec 27, 2012

I had put a bag of dried chickpeas in the crockpot then decided to find a recipe for them.... I tried this one because I had left over ham which I threw in with half a cut up onion. I decided at the last minute to not use any of the vegetables listed. This is wonderful not all doctored up! The broth was salty enough with the ham. Can be a soup or a side.

Jul 17, 2014

This soup was a hit with my whole family! We did not put the corn, but did add a Visalia onion. Also, we like spice, so I added some salt because the beans were bland. Other additional spices, 2Tbsp chili powder, 1Tbsp Double Barrel Seasoning, 1Tbsp garlic powder and 2Tbsp parsley just before serving. YUM!!!

Jan 01, 2015

Amazing! We are huge garbanzo fans, so this seemed like a good bet. Didn't have a ham bone, but found some smoked pork neck and used that instead. Added some spinach for green, but otherwise followed recipe exactly, and very glad I did. The whole family loved it!


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  • Calories
  • 427 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 80.5 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 18.3 g
  • 73%
  • Protein
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Sodium
  • 63 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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