Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

We made this without the smoked turkey and ham hock, and it was still heavenly. This was a great way to use the stock from turkey dinner. Recipe courtesy of Variety Pack Favorite Recipes From Jan and Norman. Serving size is estimated. Delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop onion, red and green bell pepper, celery, carrot, tomatoes, and garlic.
  2. Rinse beans and drain.
  3. Add chicken stock.
  4. Stir in onion, bell peppers, celery, basil, carrot, tomatoes, garlic, and black pepper.
  5. Stir in ham hock and smoked turkey.
  6. Cover and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to medium.
  8. Uncover and simmer for 2 1/2 hours, until beans are tender.
  9. Remove ham hock and remove any meat from the bone and return to beans.
Most Helpful

Absolutely yummy! It's loaded with beans and veggies, so it's super hearty and filling, too. I made this as written with 8 oz of smoked turkey and skipped the ham hock. I agree that it's fine without the ham hock. I added a few drops of liquid hickory smoke just to get the flavor. This makes a nice big pot of soup and it's even better when reheated the next day. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* January 01, 2012

Out of this world. I got a 10 bean mix from the bulk aisle at Sprouts Farmers Market and had no idea what to do with it. I'm so glad I found this recipe. It was delicious and filling. I made the following alterations: instead of fresh tomatoes, I used a can of diced tomatoes (all I had, and it was great), I used 2 fresh garlic cloves, I used only one 1 qt container of chicken stock then added about an equal amount of water, and added 1 tsp salt. I completely eliminated the ham hock and turkey. I only had one green bell pepper. I processed all veggies in the food processor then poured into the bean pot. This gave the soup such a thick, hearty consistency. Served with cheesy mexican cornbread. YUM!

lisam5305 May 09, 2013

I changed a few of the ingredients and cooked in a rice cooker- 1 cup dry beans/4 cups water and 1/2 package of onion soup mix. 4 servings. It took 2 hours total. I didn't have the tomatoes or peppers so left them out. Instead of the turkey/ham, I cooked 2 sweet italian sausages and 1/2 hot italian sausage, mixed in with the carrots, onion, celery and garlic, in a separate pan. Added it to the rice cooker mixture, which was just about done. Served w/delicious beer bread. Bought all ingredients at Sprouts, except for the beer bread, which is a packaged mix from Tr Joes (just add 12 oz beer and some butter). Yum!!

sunedayzzz October 10, 2016