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ham & bean soup

Recipe by
Sandra Ann Marie Harvey
Dallas, PA

The stock, ham, beans and vegetables come together nicely and make for a hearty, tasty soup. Corn bread or biscuits go well with this also.

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ham & bean soup

  • 1
    ham bone
  • 5 c
    leftover ham
  • 2 c
    dry navy beans
  • 2 c
    celery, chopped
  • 2 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 1 lg
    onion, finely chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
  • 8 c
    chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil for sauteeing vegetables

How To Make ham & bean soup

  • 1
    Soak navy beans in cold water 8-10 hours or overnight. Then drain and rinse.
  • 2
    In a large pan, heat oil and saute celery, carrots, onion and garlic until tender. Then in a dutch oven or stock pot add chicken stock, ham bone, ham and the sauteed vegetables. Add beans, parsley and black pepper.
  • 3
    Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer covered for 2-3 hours. Before serving chop up any large pieces of ham from the ham bone. You can also make this soup in a crock pot cooked on low for 6-8 hours.