Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ham and Bean Soup


Ed loves any kind of bean soup, especially ham and bean soup. I have tried several recipes, but usually have to choke it down. I didn't know if I just disliked ham and bean soup, or I just didn't have a good recipe.

Recently my mom shared this recipe which she got from Shirley. Like me, my mom made ham and bean soup only because her husband (my dad) loved it. But this was a ham and bean soup that my mom enjoyed along with him.

I had to try it. And I agree with my mom, this recipe is a keeper. With canned beans and some precooked ham, it is a super quick meal too.

 Ham and Bean Soup

2 carrots, diced
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 T butter
3 cans (6 cups cooked) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups chopped ham
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf

Saute carrots and onion in butter. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Simmer 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf. Serve to bean soup lovers - and haters.


  1. Mmm; that looks good!


  2. I was just thinking o making bean soup and thats when I found your blog! Its so nice to meet you, you have a lovely family, I will enjoy following along with your wonderful recipes!!

  3. Everyone I've ever cooked for enjoyed bean soup, but I was always like you, Gina, just choking it down. I'll try this one. Thank you!

  4. That looks good. Bean soup is quite popular in my area of NC...I'm not sure about the whole region though. A bowl of bean soup and a slice of fresh bread, cornbread or a good biscuit is my idea of a good meal.


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