Slow Cooker Black Bean & Hambone Soup with Cumin-

Slow Cooker Black Bean & Hambone Soup with Cumin

With the help of the slow cooker, this healthy, flavorful Black Bean & Ham soup will fill your house with a delicious aroma. It takes little preparation and is a great use of a leftover ham bone. If you make this soup with a stripped down ham bone or hock with no meat on it, you can add 1/4 pound of thick cut ham (1/2 inch thick), from a deli, chopped, to add more flavor and texture if desired.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean and ham soup, slow cooker black bean soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 7 1-cup servings (depending on the amount of ham)
Calories 96 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ½ large Red Onion , chopped
  • 2 Celery Stalks , diced
  • 1 large Carrot , scrubbed and diced
  • 1 large Hambone or 2 ham hocks
  • 1 25-ounce can Black Beans (or 2 ½ cups homemade Black Beans), rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock or Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground Coriander
  • Garnish options: chopped fresh Cilantro , sliced jalapeno peppers, sliced red sweet pepper, sour cream, grated cheddar cheese


  1. Place the onion, celery and carrots on the bottom of the slow cooker. Add the ham bone or ham hocks. Pour black beans over the ham bone, followed by the stock and spices. Cook on low for 8 hours. When ham meat is cooked, strip it from the bone and add it back into the soup (discard the bone).
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Black Bean & Hambone Soup with Cumin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 313mg13%
Potassium 433mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1770IU35%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.