Bill's Navy Bean Soup

Bill's Navy Bean Soup

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Rose Gates



★★★★★ 1 vote


  • 2/3 c
    navy beans
  • 2
    celery stalks
  • 2
  • 1/2
    onion, chopped
  • 2
    ham hocks
  • ·
  • 5/8 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp

How to Make Bill's Navy Bean Soup


  1. Pick over the dried beans and discard any debris.
  2. Wash and drain and put beans in a large pot and cover with water.
  3. Let stand 8 hours or overnight.
  4. The next day, chop celery, carrots and onions into 1/4-inch pieces. (This is easier with a food
  5. Drain beans and add vegetables, 5 cups water, ham hocks or ham bone, and pepper to taste and add salt if you wish.
  6. Bring to a simmer and cook over low heat for 3 hours or until beans are tender.
  7. Remove ham hocks and set aside to cool.
  8. Remove meat from bones and cut meat into half-inch pieces.
  9. Put 2 cups of the soup into a blender along with the butter and flour; puree.
  10. Pour this puree back in pan.
  11. Puree more of the soup if you prefer a smoother texture and add the chopped ham pieces back into the soup.
  12. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until soup is slightly thickened.
  13. Good when sprinkled with a few drops of hot pepper sauce just before serving.

Printable Recipe Card

About Bill's Navy Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Leave a Comment

How to Use a Can of Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

How to Use a Can of Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

Admit it, we all have a can of condensed cream of mushroom soup in our kitchen. It’s been a pantry staple since it first appeared on store shelves in 1934. The soup is versatile and an easy way to start tons of recipes. We’re sharing 21 dinner recipes that use a can of condensed cream […]

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes

14 Easy Mother’s Day Recipes

Making Mom breakfast in bed has never been easier! These easy breakfast recipes are beginner-cook friendly, so anyone can make them. As long as you can mix ingredients and turn the oven on, you can make these recipes. Make Mother’s Day the day she deserves by treating her to a delicious breakfast.

20 Recipes You Can Make With Lime Juice

20 Recipes You Can Make With Lime Juice

Yes, limes are fantastic in a dessert. You can’t make a key lime pie without them. There’s something about the sweet and tangy combination our taste buds love. But, limes can also be used in dinner recipes. A little squeeze of this citrus will brighten up the flavors in the dish. Sweet and savory, we’ve […]