Jan Mullikin Recipe

Pressure cooker navy bean soup with ham

By Jan Mullikin jmulliki

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Pressure Cooker

Jan's Story

I was seeking a recipe similar to the bean soup in a popular family restaurant and after much experimentation, I think I've come up with the same recipe!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The taste of this bean soup is unusual... and quite pleasing! The combination of basil, nutmeg and oregano gives it a tasty punch.


16 oz. bag navy beans, dried
cottage ham butt
1 c
chopped onions
1 c
chopped celery
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Rinse and drain navy beans, watching and throwing out any small pebbles. Put in pressure cooker in 3 inches of water, without the lid. Bring to a boil and boil 5 minutes. Remove from burner. Put all in a separate pot for about 2 hours. Then drain beans and add fresh water.
While you are waiting for the beans to soften, pressure cook cottage ham butt according to size and directions on the label. Cool. Shred ham, removing the fat. Set aside.
Return beans to the pressure cooker with the fresh water, chopped onions, celery and shredded ham. Pressure cook about 20 minutes on full heat. Remove from stove, reduce pressure under cold water and open lid. Add salt, pepper, oregano, basil and bring to a boil. Should be ready to eat. If your beans are still too hard, pressure cook a little longer. You'll get used to your cooker and how long it takes depending on your stove top type. Best served with homemade baked cornbread (not sweet!) or fried cornbread patties.
This soup freezes beautifully. Just put desired serving size in freezer quart or gallon bags and freeze. Great to have on hand for a quick lunch or light supper on a cold winter day!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Collection: Soup's On!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtag: #comfort-food

  • Comments

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    Eddie Jordan EDWARDCARL - Apr 1, 2010
    I can"t hardly wait to make this soup. I like just about any soup and most of all I like to cook it for my family.
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    Jan Mullikin jmulliki - Apr 2, 2010
    If you like Bob Evan's Bean Soup, this is very close to it. I suggest you add the basil, nutmeg & oregano a little at a time until you find the right amount you like. I make a big batch, freeze it in freezer quart bags and always have some on hand! Let me know if you like it.
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    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Aug 29, 2010
    Oregano and Basil, is New to me, I don't use it in mine, but very good bean soup. I use the Pressure cooker lots. My favorite pot in the Kitchen. I always make my ham and Beans in it and always have the Bean soup from the Leftover Beans and Ham. One of My homes favorite Soups. Thanks, Your a Very Good Cook it appears.
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    Jan Mullikin jmulliki - Aug 29, 2010
    Thanks. Like others on this site, I love cooking!! I especially love recipes that can be frozen for future use. What would we do without our pressure cookers!!
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    FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Aug 29, 2010
    I agree. . . I couldn't Cook without MY pressure cooker either.
    . . Thanks. .