Total Time
5hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 hrs

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

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.


Most Helpful

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.

MathMom.calif June 10, 2007

I had a big ham bone from a spiral ham. So I threw it in the crockpot overnight and the next day added cooked beans and the remaining ingredients, except the lemon juice as I did not have any. I also added 2 diced potatoes. The first day it was good, but the second day i was great. I served it with a little sour cream. Thanks for a great tasting, filling and low fat soup.

Cilantro in Canada February 07, 2007

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