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homestyle ham and bean soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Brad Nichols
Pleasantville, NY

I developed this simple yet delicious recipe as an alternative to split pea and ham - which was my 'go to' after every major ham holiday. This method of cooking the beans keeps them tender while avoiding the overnight soaking that is often required. The family loved it, so now it is part of the regular soup rotation. Hope you like it!

(1 rating)
yield 10 -12
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For homestyle ham and bean soup

  • 1
    ham bone with some meat
  • 2 lb
    dried navy beans
  • 20 c
  • 1 c
    diced celery
  • 1 c
    diced carrots
  • 1 Tbsp
    salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    thyme, dried
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup
  • 2 c
    cubed ham pieces

How To Make homestyle ham and bean soup

  • 1
    Bring Ham bone and 20 cups of water to a boil in a large soup pot
  • 2
    Rinse Navy Beans thoroughly, add to stock and simmer for 2 hours
  • 3
    Remove bone and add all remaining ingredients and simmer another 30 minutes
  • 4
    Serve with some fresh bread and enjoy!