Great recipe, Barb. Thanks for posting it.
And thanks for the tip about letting the beans rest in the cooking water for an hour. Worked like a charm for me.
One small modification I made: I pureed the soup after about 1 hr and 30 min, returned it to the stove top and added the chopped celery for a final 30 min cook. The soup turned out silky smooth, with a nice celery crunch when tasted.
What a great, healthy winter treat! For our spice loving fellow here, I added a bit of red pepper flake, and rather than using flour to thicken, I pureed a couple cups of the soup and beans and added them back to the pot. Another really wonderful feature is that, by using really lean ham, you have a very rich-tasting soup with minimal fat. Great recipe Barb!
I thought I had bought butter beans but to my surprise it was lima beans! Searched to see what to do with them and this is the recipe I decided to make. I used turkey smoked sausage and made it as recipe stated. Very good! One person that I served it to said this taste better than what you get in a restaurant! Thanks for the recipe and will make again!
Near the end I wasn't sure about this - but it came together. I added 2tsp more base (veggie bouillon - husband allergic to chicken) and quite a bit of salt. Also I used half kielbasa and half ham - to use up what I had on hand. the tomatoes add a nice mellow flavor - very good.
This is the best soup I've ever made! I did change a couple of things: I cooked 1/2 pound turkey bacon instead of kielbasa and added more veggies. I cooked it for a couple of hours after the limas soaked an hour. DELICIOUS & A BIG THANK YOU! You have the best recipes Barb!
This bean soup is excellent. I added one jalapeÃ±o in the last 20 min for some extra kick. Very versatile recipe... Thank you
I have to say that these actually gave my granny a run for her money. LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!!
A must try soup. Just the right touch on these cold frosty nigths. I use kielbasa, (weijska country style) and it's perfet. Next I'll try some home made smoked butts, and use speckled beans.
Made for Zaar Tag. I used a pre-cooked ham steak. This was really good, healthy, and easy! Thanks Barb!
made this yesterday and we all loved it..very easy too