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quick bean soup

Recipe by
Joey Wolf
Burlington, IA

I have made ham and beans from scratch for makes a vat of soup. I would invite the family in, take it to friends etc. There are only the 2 of us now, and I didn't want a vat of soup. I had seen the cans of great northern beans in the store, so grabbed up a couple and decided to experiment. I already had some leftover ham chunks and a smoked ham hock. This way, still made several servings, probably 8, but no where near the vat, I used to make. Since you don't have to soak the beans overnight, it can be made in a morning for lunch. :o)

yield 8 -10
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For quick bean soup

  • 3 can
    great northern beans
  • 2 md
  • 1 md
  • box
    vegetable stock
  • 1
    ham hock, smoked
  • 1-2 c
    chunked ham
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 oz
    velveeta cheese chunk it up

How To Make quick bean soup

  • 1
    Chop carrots and onions.
  • 2
    In a large pot. Saute chopped carrots and onions in bacon grease or olive oil. 2-3 minutes
  • 3
    Drain and rinse the beans.
  • 4
    Add beans to pot with carrots and onions. Add box of vegetable stock. (you could use chicken stock too) Add ham hock
  • 5
    Simmer until veggies are tender. Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup Add a 2 inch chunk of velveeta cheese (cut into smaller chunks for easier melting).
  • 6
    The soup is done, taste to see if you need anything else, pepper, salt, brown sugar, ketchup or even vinegar depending on your family's personal taste.