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Best Ham and Bean Soup

Best Ham and Bean Soup

Ready in 50 minutes
110 review(s) averaging 4.6. 93% would make again

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The best ham and bean soup recipe. Mary Detweiler reports that when she was a cook in a restaurant years ago, this was her best-selling soup. One taste and your family will agree it's a winner!

"I made this today, and got RAVE reviews for it. I've made other ham and bean soups and have never liked how they turned out, but this one is a winner! I didn't put the potatoes or the peas in because I didn't have either item, and I cooked it in a crockpot instead of on the stove top, but I think other than that, I made it the same. Oh, and I used dried navy beans that I soaked overnight instead of canned beans, but that's not a huge difference. If anyone is looking for a good way to use up some ham, this is it!"

- HavaLyon

Ingredients

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3/4 pound Fully cooked ham; cubed
1 medium Onion
2 cloves Garlic
2 tablespoons Butter
2 16-oz cans Great Northern Beans; rinsed and; drained
3 cups Chicken broth
2 cups Water
1 cup Potatoes; peeled, diced
3/4 cup Carrots; diced
3/4 cup Celery
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
1/2 cup Frozen peas
2 tablespoons Fresh parsley; minced

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

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Preparation

In a 3 quart saucepan, saute ham, onion and garlic in butter until onion is tender.

Add the next seven ingredients; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Add peas and cook for 5 minutes. Add parsley and serve.

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This was delicious, really hit the spot. First, I made it exactly like the recipe said. I used half of a small 'kentucky legend' smoked ham, diced. But then after I tasted it (it was quite good already) I had the idea of adding some Heinz 57, so I added about a tablespoon to the pot. I liked it especially well that way. Thanks for another great recipe, webtexan!
jillofspeed 6 months ago
dtbh4t 8 months ago
Delicious, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
brettnleosmom 8 months ago
It was a great hit in my family. I took the advice from previous people that made the soup and added rosemary, thyme and a bay leave. Will make again :)
redwinegurl91 8 months ago
amiejohannes 1 year ago
tripletmama 1 year ago
Good soup. It is not very filling, so it's best paired with bread and a salad. I suggest not adding any salt because ham is generally already fairly salty. Also, my husband and I agreed that adding more potatoes, carrots, and celery would make it even better.
valopy 1 year ago
My son and husband both liked it, definitely make again!
landersk40 1 year ago
Have made this twice using left over baked ham. It's simple and delicious. I will be adding this one to the line up.
SCarGo65 1 year ago
So GOOD! I have made this a few times now. Always a HIT! Was not bland at all. Be sure to pick a ham steak with the bone, thats reduced sodium if you can find.
janelllawyer 1 year ago
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