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.
robbgriffin 1m ago
jdriemeyer 1y 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 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 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!