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bullseye ham & bean soup

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Megan Todd
Warren, OH

Sometimes you just want a comfort food, and ya got all that leftover ham from the holidays! This is a great way to use some of it up. Makes a nice pot o'soup, freeze the leftovers for another time. My father in law loves this soup! He even heats it up and serves it over rice for a different twist. I had no leftovers the last time I made this because he couldn't get enough! I will be making this soup again In a couple weeks, I will post pics then!

(2 ratings)
yield 12 +
prep time 13 Hr
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For bullseye ham & bean soup

  • 2- 20 oz
    packages soup bean mix, soaked overnight ( or one package pinto beans soaked overnight)
  • 4-5 c
    ham stock left over from baked ham (stock is best if removed from ham immediately after baking, then cool overnight in fridge. remove fat from top before using)
  • 6 qt
  • 1
    left over ham bone with meat attached (1-2 lb)
  • 6 c
    cubed ham
  • 2 md
    onions, finely chopped
  • 8
    carrots, cleaned & sliced
  • 5 stalk
    celery, chopped
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 3 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 4 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 4
    bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 3 tsp
    sea salt
  • 2-14.5 oz
    cans garlic/ basil diced tomatoes
  • 4-5 c
    low sodium chicken broth

How To Make bullseye ham & bean soup

  • 1
    Soak beans overnight according to package directions. Rinse well, until water runs clear.
  • 2
    In a large stock pot, combine soaked beans, ham bone, & water. Bring to a rolling boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 30 minutes, or until beans are soft
  • 3
    Remove ham bone from pot. Remove 1/3 of beans, & puree in blender. Return pureed beans back to pot.
  • 4
    Add ham stock, ham, vegetables, seasonings, tomatoes, chicken broth, worcestershire sauce, & lemon juice. Simmer on low heat for 3 hours. Stirring occasionally.
  • 5
    Remove bay leaves before serving. Corn bread compliments this soup well! Yummy comfort food!