Ham and 15 Bean Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
Recipe by GotBoxer

This recipe is a combination of two different bean soup recipes. I always use the quickcooking method to soak my beans since I have very little patience, but over-night soaking probably leaves the beans with a slightly better texture.

Top Review by karen in tbay

Iused most of your instructions and ingredients so am posting my review with this recipe after researching hocks. While I quick soaked the beans for an hour, I put the fresh pork hock in water to boil in another pot. Then I skimmed and added in the drained beans, plus the onion,minced garlic, tomatoes and cooked for another hour. I removed the hock to cool and added 2 cups beef broth, couple cups of chopped cabbage, 3 carrots and 3 celery diced and left that to simmer while I went out for snowshoe in the backfields for an hour. Then I removed the meat from the bone and chopped small and added back to soup plus 4 small potatoes diced and simmered another half hour. Served with a nice hedgehog bread bought from a local farmers market. Please feel free to add spices according to taste but this tasted great with all the fresh flavors of the vegies. A great way to clean out the vegies in the fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight or by the "quicksoak method" as listed on the back of most bags of beans.
  2. Drain the beans and place in large pot with 2 quarts of water.
  3. Add the ham hock and bacon and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 1/2 hours add water as necessary.
  5. Remove hamhock and shred meat from the bone, returning meat to the pot.
  6. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another 45-60 min or until beans are cooked to your liking.

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