Basic Ham and Bean Soup

Basic Ham and Bean Soup - Beans and Peas

This is a simple recipe for ham and bean soup that will surely please the whole family. It’s easy to make, but it tastes just as good as any homemade meal. Give it a try!

This blog post is about a basic ham and bean soup recipe that can be made by anyone in just minutes. This isn’t an incredibly complicated or time consuming dish, but you wouldn’t know it from tasting how delicious this soup truly is. I hope you give it a try next time your looking for some comfort food on a cold day!

prep: 30 mins cook: 2 hrs 30 mins total: 2 hrs 60 mins Servings: 9 Yield: 8 to 10 servings


2 bay leaves

1 ham hock

8 cups water

1 pound dry great Northern beans

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup chopped carrots

½ teaspoon ground white pepper

½ stalk celery, chopped

½ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon mustard powder

1 cup chopped onion

2 cups chopped ham


Rinse the beans, sorting out any broken or discolored ones. In a large pot over high heat, bring the water to a boil. Add the salt and the beans and remove from heat. Let beans sit in the hot water for at least 60 minutes.

After the 60 minutes of soaking, return the pot to high heat and place the ham bone, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, mustard and bay leaves in the pot. Stir well, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 60 more minutes.

Remove ham bone and discard. Stir in the chopped ham and simmer for 30 more minutes. Season with ground white pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 257 calories; protein 18.1g; carbohydrates 29g; fat 8g; cholesterol 30mg; sodium 771.4mg.

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