Best Ham Bone Soup

Lillian Russo


I love ham bone soups and I've tried many recipes til I found this one! Its the best one I ever had! I tweaked it to suit my taste. I like to serve this with cornbread (of course lol!) I'll post the recipe I use for that too! Its a good one also! I added my photo!

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 Min
5 Hr


1-16 oz
package 16 bean mixture-soaked overnight
leftover ham bone - smoked *see note
2 1/2 c
leftover cubed ham from the ham bone
1 large
onion - chopped
3 stalks
celery - chopped
4 large
carrots - chopped
18 - 24 oz
can diced tomatoes with liquid
2 can(s)
vegetable broth
2 - 3 can(s)
low sodium chicken broth
2 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp
dijon mustard
1 Tbsp
chili powder
bay leaves
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
dried parsley
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 tsp
kosher salt - if needed
if you don't have a smoked ham, add 1 capful of liquid smoke, to the soup, during cooking.


1Place the soaked beans into a very large pot and fill with enough water to cover by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low for 30 minutes. Drain.
2Add the ham bone, ham, onion, celery, carrots, tomatoes and vegetable broth. Season with Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, chili powder, bay leaves, pepper, parsley and lemon juice. Pour in enough of the chicken broth to cover the ingredients.
3Simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 4 hours. Add more chicken broth as needed throughout the day. Remove the ham bone and season with salt if needed. Simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving. This is great served with cornbread!
4This is the cornbread recipe I use to serve with this soup. A Simple Cornbread

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups