Old Fashioned Ham and Beans

Kathie Carr


Grandma always made bean soup in the week after Easter with the left-over ham bone and meat.


★★★★★ 6 votes

20 Min
2 Hr


  • 1 lb
    great northern beans, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1/2 lb
    cooked ham meat, shredded or cubed
  • 1
    ham bone with some meat left on it
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    water to cover all

How to Make Old Fashioned Ham and Beans


  1. Combine the beans (which were soaked in water overnight and drained), ham, ham bone, brown sugar, onion, garlic salt, and black pepper in a soup kettle.
  2. Pour enough water into the kettle to cover the mixture by about 2 inches.
  3. Simmer 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally, or until beans are done and mixture has blended flavors well.

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About Old Fashioned Ham and Beans

Course/Dish: Bean Soups

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