This was a great quick soup. I did not have ham, so I used some bacon and polish sausage that I had on hand. No tomato sauce, so I used tubed tomato paste that I always have on hand. Added a little rosemary and a bay leaf. Also had some Italian bread I had to use up, so I cut that up to help thicken it up. You definitely inspired me. Thank You.
Winner for my family! Tweeked it a bit. Used chicken broth. Didn't have all Northern beans so used 1/2 Kidney beans. Added frozen spinach and a 15 oz can of chopped tomatoes (not in the food processor but after pour beans into the broth). Thick, creamy delicious! Will make again! and again and again.....
Oh my this is heaven! I used a homemade ham stock instead of water and a jalapeno tomato sauce to give it a little kick. I did have to add quite a bit of salt and pepper so that it wouldn't be bland, but oh so good!
This recipe is almost identical to the way I've always made my 'scratch' bean soup (dried beans), except I used ketchup instead of tomato sauce. I'll also take the carrots, onions and some of the beans and puree them and then return that to the pot as a thickener. I discard the celery. Very good, and thank you for posting a short-cut, using canned beans.
I tried it and it was DELICIOUS!! Thank you for coming to the rescue! I had in my pantry, one can of black beans, a tomato mixture a friend gave me, a few carrots, one slice of ham steak, one onion and garlic. In an effort to put off going to the store I searched for a recipe that would incorporate the ingredients I had at home and voila!!! This wonderful recipe to the rescue. I used water instead of broth and followed the recipe exactly. I think cooking the veggies in steps as you've outlined helped give the soup a nice layered taste to it. We're fans and will definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!!
Excellent soup!! Found this recipe and thought I'd give it a whirl, glad I did!!! Soup has good flavor and I've added this to our menus. I did use 3 cans of beans and processed 1 1/2. A great way to use up left overs!!!
As a small family with a very large ham to eat up, this soup was delicious and so different from the other soups I could find out there to use up ham in! It only took me 15 minutes top to throw it all together, too. I didn't have any carrots and I hate celery, so next time I will try it with carrots. It reminded me of a bean with bacon soup my mom used to make. Delicious!
Thank you for the wonderful recipe. This was very easy to make. The only thing I did different was add an extra can of beans. The texture was perfect, and the flavor was exceptional! I will be making this again.
Very good and was simple to make. I used more beans b/c I like a thicker soup with more beans. Kids liked it- so it's definitely going in my permanent recipe binder. Thanks for an easy recipe for a great comfort food.
Thanks for the recipe. I did this in the slow cooker as I was going to be away for the afternoon. I sauteed the veggies slightly, although I probably would not have had to. I used homemade turkey stock, and threw a ripe tomato in the processor with the beans instead of tomato sauce. Don't know what great northern beans are, so I followed another cooks suggestion of canned pork and beans. My canned beans were maple flavoured, so I rinsed them before using. The soup was a great way to use a ham bone and left over ham. I'll make it again.