A very hearty and warming soup my husband loved while stationed on the USS Independence. Since he was a Medic he was buddies with everyone and got the recipe from one of the cooks before he left. He held on to the recipe for years.
Soup was delish! Added almost a whole nother cup of mashed potatoes and only two onions. Yummo! =)
The was excellent! I made it with hamhock instead of a hambone with meat. I added thyme and more pepper to give it more seasoning. I didn't think celery would be good, but it was great!!!
Wow! Went with the family to St. Elmo's Restaurant in Indianapolis, IN where Navy Bean soup is one of their decades-old entree items. Since the restaurant does not post the recipe, I tried this one. Although different, this recipe is great--hearty, flavorful and simple to make. Make it....you'll love it.
This is a very good recipe. it's like a warm hug on a cold day. I like to add 1-2 cups of fresh diced carrots and 1 tsp of dried rosemary.
Any bean soup--but especially white bean soup--will improve with a dash of vinegar.
I made this yesterday and it was excellent. I replaced some of the water by using 2 cans of chicken broth but kept everything else the same.I used ham with the bone so, knowing that the ham would add a lot of salt, I waited to add salt and pepper until the last 30 minutes. I cooked this on low for 2 1/2 hours.Very good and Very filling.Perfect for yesterdays rainy day.
Very warm and full of flavor soup, perfect for winter time. Thanks a lot for sharing your recipe with us. Will be one of my husband favorites soup.
This recipe was very good. However, I felt it needed a bit more flavor than the printed recipe. I used more ham as I did not have a ham bone. A whole "bunch" of celery seemed excessive, so I only used 4 stalks. I added a bay leaf, salt and pepper, and 1/2 cup of ketchup. Next time I will use tomato sauce instead of the ketchup, as I think it has more concentrated flavor. Overall, this is a very good recipe and I will make it again.
Great on a cold winter day!