15 Bean Cowboy Soup

15 Bean Cowboy Soup

Brian CampbellCamfam Cookery
This is a modified version of what Mike and Cherie brought over for one of our Super Bowl Parties and the serving bowl was licked clean. A fantastic stew, soup, chowder, whatever you want to call it.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 329 kcal


  • 1 Slow Cooker optional
  • 1 Pressure Cooker optional


  • 1 lbs beans – 15 bean mix
  • 1 packet ham flavoring
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 lbs bacon cooked and crumbled, or browned ground beef drained, or honey ham leftover diced up – or a combination.
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • cup dark brown sugar
  • cup honey
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or white distilled vinegar
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil or use bacon grease
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano Optional
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper Optional (or use 2 tbsp hot sauce)
  • ½ cup minced onions Optional


Soak Your Beans

  • I use the "quick method" of putting the beans in a saucepan, covering them with water, bring it to a boil, turn off the heat, cover and let soak for 2 hours, then put them in the fridge for 4 hours. I then pour then into a colander and rinse with cool water.
  • Put all ingredients into your chosen cooker and cook…

For Slow Cooker

  • Cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours.

For Pressure Cooker

  • Cook on High for 45 minutes then test them. If the beans are not soft enough to your taste, cook on Low for an additional 30 minutes.


Cooking time in either method will depend on how soft your beans are after soaking.


Serving: 1gCalories: 329kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 8gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 1505mgPotassium: 448mgFiber: 4gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 179IUVitamin C: 2mgVitamin D: 0.1µgVitamin E: 1mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 2mgZinc: 1mg
Keyword Slow Cooker
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