Rainy Day Bean and Ham Soup

ANNE Hasselbrack


Perfect to make when you will be home all day, but it's the best bean and ham soup and freezes like a dream! Adopted from a recipe on Allrecipes.com


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  • 20 oz
    package 16 bean mixture, soaked overnight
  • 2 1/2 c
    cubed ham
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 3
    stalks celery, chopped
  • 5
    large carrots, chopped
  • 14 1/2 oz
    can diced tomatoes
  • 12 oz
    low sodium vegetable juice
  • 3 c
    vegetable broth
  • 7 c
    low fat, low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 3
    bay leaves
  • 1 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice

How to Make Rainy Day Bean and Ham Soup


  1. In a large pot, place the soaked beans and cover with enough water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil then simmer on low for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. To the drained beans, add the ham, onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes, vegetable juice, and vegetable broth. Add Worchestershire, Dijon, chili powder, bay leaves, pepper, and lemon juice.
  3. Add enough chicken broth to cover the ingredients, and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 8 hours. Add more chicken broth as needed throughout the day. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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About Rainy Day Bean and Ham Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #ham soup

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