Homestyle Ham and Bean Soup

Brad Nichols


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!


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10 Min
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


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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


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

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About Homestyle Ham and Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy

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