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!
"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!"
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.
jdriemeyer 9m agoVery tasty and amenable to any number of variations. I added corn.
jillofspeed 1y 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 1y ago
brettnleosmom 1y agoDelicious, and a great way to use up leftover ham.
redwinegurl91 1y 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 2y ago
valopy 2y 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.
landersk40 2y agoMy son and husband both liked it, definitely make again!
SCarGo65 2y agoHave made this twice using left over baked ham. It's simple and delicious. I will be adding this one to the line up.