Ready in 50 minutes
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!
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.
Heatherina 5d 2h agoIt is good. I don't think tit's the best I've ever had, but it's a good starting point. It needed a little hot sauce, for starters. Also, I used cubed ham as specified, but the chunks were too big. It was satisfying though. Next time I'll try adding some additional spices and perhaps some Heinz 57 as suggested by other reviewers.
robbgriffin 3m ago
jdriemeyer 1y agoVery tasty and amenable to any number of variations. I added corn.
jillofspeed 2y agoThis 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!
dtbh4t 2y ago
brettnleosmom 2y agoDelicious, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
redwinegurl91 2y agoIt 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 :)
amiejohannes 2y ago
tripletmama 3y ago
valopy 3y agoGood 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.