A Delicious Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

This ham and bean soup recipe is easy to make and tastes great. The recipe calls for great northern beans, but you can substitute a different type of bean if you prefer such as navy beans or even lentils.


1 pound dry great northern beans
2 cups cubed ham cooked
1 chopped carrot
1 chopped celery rib
1 chopped onion
8 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
½ half teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of white pepper
2 tablespoons of butter
1 bay leaf


  1. Soak beans overnight. Discard water and rinse beans thoroughly.
  2. In a large pot melt butter over medium low heat and add the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until beans are tender, about 1-2 hours.
  4. Discard bay leaf.

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robie2 5 years ago from Central New Jersey

sounds easy and good-- yum

jimmy 5 years ago

use same ingredients and ad smoked pork neck bones it will ad loads of flavor

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Ms._Info 5 years ago from New Jersey

This recipe sounds pretty easy. I love the fact that you can also customize it a bit by using different beans for instance.

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