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Hearty Ham and Bean Soup

This is the best EVER recipe for a Hearty Ham and Bean Soup! One of my family's all-time favorite recipes for leftover ham, absolutely delicious.

Leftovers is one of my favorite things about baking a delicious ham, because now I can make a savory yummy soup! Ham and Bean soup is awesome for lunch, yet so filling if makes a great dish for dinner.

Hearty Ham and Bean Soup

Ingredients: for Hearty Ham and Bean Soup

  • 1 ham bone (I make sure to leave chunks of meat on the bone before I freeze it)

  • 4 Cups of Leftover Ham (chunks or shredded)

  • 1 - 1/2 Cups of Chopped Celery

  • 1 - 1/2 Cups Chopped Carrots

  • 1 Medium size onion finely chopped

  • 3 Gloves of Garlic (minced)

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 Springs of fresh thyme

  • 9 Cups of Chicken Broth

  • drizzle of Olive Oil to cook down the vegetables

  • 2 Cups of Dry Navy beans


  • Start by soaking the beans the night before in cold water in a large bowl. When you wake up the will be soft and large (fill way over beans as they will inflate)

  • In a Large Skillet sauté the celery, onions, garlic and carrots with a drizzle of olive oil until tender.

  • Transfer to a Large Soup Pot then add in the chicken broth, ham bone and ham.

  • Add in everything else and bring to a boil.

  • Reduce the heat and simmer with lid on for at least 3 hours.

  • I serve with large pieces of ham on top and chopped up green onions.

Great with French bread on the side.

Haley Fox


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