Kim Biegacki Recipe

15 Bean, Beer and Ham Soup

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo

Recipe Rating:
8 - 10 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Kim's Story

Well, cool weather has come to visit us again in Ohio and we are expecting snow tonight, so it's a good time to get the ham bone out of the freezer and make some bean soup. It was my first time to add mushrooms to this soup and it certainly added another layer of flavor.

I love bean soup with crusty Italian bread spread with real cream butter. Especially on a cold and windy day it's the perfect comfort meal to me.


leftover ham bone
bag of dry 15 beans
1 medium
onion, diced
1 box
fresh sliced mushrooms
garlic cloves, pressed
1 bottle
beer (i use dos equis xx amber)
salt and pepper
olive oil
bay leaves (optional)
1 - 2 tsp
thyme, dried
chives for garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

15 bean soup includes:Great Northern Bean, Pinto Bean, Green Split Pea, Small Red Bean, Baby Lima Bean, Light Red Kidney Bean, Small White, Black Eye Pea, Pink Bean, Lentil, Yellow Split Pea, Large Lima, Black Bean, Dark Red Kidney and Garbanzo Bean

Rinse well and then soak for 3 - 4 hours. Drain and rinse again.
We always keep the leftover ham bone from any holiday and leave some ham on it too. I take it out of the freezer and put it in a nice large pot with a liter or two of water and cook it on medium for a couple of hours. Then take off the remaining ham and chop it up. Now I have the broth for my bean soup.
Saute your onions in butter or oil and add to broth along with the beans and seasonings. Add your beer to the broth as well. Cook on low/medium heat for 3 to 4 hours. It would be great for the crockpot too. About 1/2 hour before serving saute your mushrooms in butter and add to your soup. Ready to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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Feb 21, 2013 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: MUSHROOMS
Kris Downs Gr8cookie
Nov 9, 2012
There are still some 'dry' counties in Georgia too. I agree it is crazy because folks just drive over to the next county to buy booze and the other county gets the revenue.
Oct 13, 2012 - Melanie B shared this recipe with discussion group: Stick to Your Ribs Man Food
Melanie B MelBelle
Oct 13, 2012
Kim & Kris, I add chopped carrots and celery to mine also. I never added beer, but will try it next time. I have 2 ham bones in the freezer right now...........

Kim- there are still some 'dry' counties in the south. I want to say the last time I was traveling they were in the liquor or beer for sale in the county. CRAZY!