Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

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It’s always a good idea to have a good Ham and Bean Soup Recipe for those times when you get ambitious and cook a ham, because you will inevitably have some left over. Well we do at least! The “leftover” soup is the best part anyway. This Ham and Bean Soup is low-fat too, which is perfect for me because when we cook a ham it’s usually for a family get together with lots of other cheesy, high-fat, high-sugar foods. This is a welcomed change!

Try my other popular soups too:
Chicken Noodle Soup
Crab Chowder with Corn and Basil
Copycat Chili’s Enchilada Soup

This Ham and Bean Soup Recipe is perfect for leftover ham any time of year! It's a delicious low-fat soup full of flavor! www.Embellishmints.com This Ham and Bean Soup Recipe is perfect for leftover ham any time of year! It's a delicious low-fat soup full of flavor! www.Embellishmints.com

Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry navy beans
  • 1 to 1-1/2 pounds meaty ham bone
  • 4 cups chicken broth {or water}
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced celery {6 stalks}
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme, crushed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt + more if desired
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Rinse bean. In a large saucepan combine beans and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans
  2. In a slow cooker combine meaty ham bone, celery, onion, garlic, thyme, cumin, salt and pepper and bay leaf. Stir in the beans and 4 cups fresh water or chicken broth
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat for 6-8 hours, depending on your slow cooker, or 4-6 hours on high heat
  4. Discard bay leaf. Remove meat; coarsely chop. Slightly mash beans then return meat.
  5. Cover; cook on high heat setting 5-10 minutes more until heated through

This Ham and Bean Soup Recipe is perfect for leftover ham any time of year! It's a delicious low-fat soup full of flavor! www.Embellishmints.com

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  1. March 25, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    This looks delicious!! Love ham anything ­čÖé

  2. March 23, 2016 / 8:47 am

    Might have to make this for my next dinner party – my friends would all love it. Pinned!

  3. January 20, 2016 / 11:04 am

    Here it is, one of my all time fave soups, but I see a few surprises in there with the spicing! I bet it’s delish!!

    Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursday! I can’t wait to see what you’ll be bringing next week!

    Mollie

  4. January 16, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    This sounds delicious & would make a great meal during the upcoming cold & snowy months. I have a ham bone in the freezer. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best Linkup. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts.

    • Hilary
      January 18, 2016 / 10:55 am

      We really enjoyed it Rhonda!!! Thank heavens for ward soup during these cold days.!.

  5. January 16, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I always have good intentions to make something like this, and then the ham bone sits in my fridge until I give up and toss it. NEXT TIME! lol. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

    • Hilary
      January 18, 2016 / 10:54 am

      I know how that is for sure Adelina! I was really happy about doing something with the ham this go around ­čÖé It was delicious.

  6. January 13, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    This look delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

    • Hilary
      January 15, 2016 / 7:45 pm

      You will love it!

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