14-Bean Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by Mimi in Maine

This is a hearty soup loaded with healthy goodies. Could be a vegetarian soup--just leave out the meat. Plenty of protein and plenty of veggies. It is a one-dish meal along with some homemade bread and a salad.

Top Review by bvisailor

Great soup! Made a bunch of minor changes, but that's the beauty of soup! Used boxed low-sodium chicken broth & vegetable stock instead of buillon & water in order to keep the flavor UP and the sodium DOWN. Also skipped the V-8 and added 2 cans of diced tomatoes, one with basil,garlic, & onion. Used 2 smallish ham steaks, and also added a cubed yellow squash in the last hour of cooking. Simmered it all day & served with homemade multi-grain bread. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and sort beans.
  2. Place first 7 ingredients in a large pot.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover and remove from heat.
  4. Allow to stand for 1 hour; return to heat and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer till veggies are tender adding water if necessary (if you add too much water you will need to add another bouillon cube--but be careful, they are salty).
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer about 30 minutes.
  7. Serve with bread and a green salad.

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