Country Bean Soup

READY IN: 5hrs 30mins
Recipe by Soup Queen

Easy, cheap, healthy and delicious! What more could you want from a recipe?

Top Review by MathMom.calif

I make a recipe very similar to this, that was given to me by an old neighbor. The main differences are that my recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of beans and 1 28-oz can of diced tomatoes instead of tomato sauce and mine doesn't call for garlic. The 2 1/2 cups of beans is specified as a 1/2 cup each of green split peas, red beans, black-eye peas, baby limas, red kidney beans, pink beans, small white beans, navy beans, and black beans. Any more I just buy the 15-bean mix bag at the supermarket and use that. I also use 4-6 ham hocks or a genorous 2-4 cups of cubed ham. I like to make this for New Year's. It makes at least 12 servings for us and I have lots of leftovers. I love this soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash beans and place in large kettle.
  2. Cover with water and soak overnight.
  3. Drain beans.
  4. Add water and ham or pork hocks.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer slowly at least 3 hours.
  6. Add remaining ingredients and simmer one hour.
  7. Remove bones and any large pieces of fat and if there are large chunks of meat, shred them and return them to the pot.

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