Jun
15
2011

Navy Bean and Ham Soup Recipe

by Kimberlee Stokes Affiliate Link Disclosure B

If you read our menu for this week you know that I planned to try a food experiment: Baked Beans From Scratch.

Well, the day after I made the menu I found a leftover ham bone in the freezer, so the navy beans became ham and bean soup rather than baked beans.  Here’s the recipe for the soup and I’ll try the baked beans another time.

INGREDIENTS

1 lb bag dry navy beans

leftover ham (a ham bone is especially good)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped celery

salt to taste

green onion for garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Rinse and soak beans overnight in a large stainless steel pot.  Drain and rinse beans the following morning. Return beans to pot, add ham bone (or ham pieces) and add water to one inch above beans and ham.  Add salt to taste (ham tends to be salty so I added only a tablespoon of salt to the whole pot).

Bring water to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 3-4 hours or until beans are tender.   Remove ham bone and cut ham pieces from it.  Add ham pieces back to the pot with chopped onion and celery and add 1-2 quarts water.  Bring to a boil and lower to a simmer to cook for 30 to 45 minutes more.

Garnish with chopped green onion and serve with cornbread.

You May Also Enjoy:

Using Leftovers: Easy Rice Pudding

7 Quick and Easy Meals

Save Money: Five Things You Can Do Today

I’m linking up at Tasty Tuesday and Gluten Free Wednesday

  • http://OneCreativeMommy.com/ Heidi

    What a yummy Fall soup! If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to visit my Gluten-Free Monday party at OneCreativeMommy.com and link up this and any other GF idea you would like to share. I hope to see you there.

  • Mommyof1

    I have 2 ham hocks I got from a meat order 2 months ago and I have been wondering what to do with them! After Christmas, I think I will make a huge pot of this! Down here in the South, it’s good luck to have beans on New Years – I believe it’s supposed to be black eyes peas – but oh well!

    • http://thepeacefulmom.com Kimberlee

      My grandmother used to make collard greens and black eyed peas on New Year’s Day so we could have a prosperous year. Maybe I should revive that tradition! :)

Previous post:

Next post: