Grandpop Henry's Navy Bean Soup

Linda Kauppinen


This was my grandfathers favorite soup. He used ham-hocks instead of a ham bone. Either way, its delicious and makes for a very musical night!

Note: I prefer to use the ham bone from a cooked ham with some meat meat still on the bone to add the the soup.


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  • 2 c
    dried navy beans
  • 1
    ham bone with some meat on bone
  • 3 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped fine
  • 1 sprig(s)
    parsley - fresh, minced
  • 3 qt
  • 1 large
    onion, minced
  • 1 large
    can whole tomatoes, broken up
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Grandpop Henry's Navy Bean Soup


  1. Soak beans in water over night in a large pot
  2. The next day, add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.
  3. Heat to boiling. Cover and simmer 4-5 hours until peas are tender and liquid is partially cooked down. Remove ham bone and cut meat into small chunks. Put ham pieces back into soup and serve.

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About Grandpop Henry's Navy Bean Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: German
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom
Hashtags: #ham, #Bean, #navybean

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