Total Time
2hrs 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

If you like beans you will like this.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak beans according to directions, using either method.
  2. Drain beans and measure liquid.
  3. Add water to make 1 1/2 quarts.
  4. Place beans, liquid, ham bone, onion and garlic in large kettle.
  5. Simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until tender.
  6. Add potato, carrots, celery and green pepper.
  7. Simmer 30 minutes longer.
  8. Remove ham bone.
  9. Cut up meat and return to soup.
  10. Thicken with flour blended with a little cold water.
  11. Add milk and heat gently.
  12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Most Helpful

5 5

Amazing! That is how I would describe the Harvest Bean Chowder. I am a big bean fan and this recipe has found a new home.
I had a ham bone from a recipe I had made and wanted to use it somehow so I froze it along with some left over ham. I just made a couple of changes to suit my needs. I don't like celery so I left it out and increased the other veggies, and I used red potatoes because that is what I had, but the recipe didn't really specify which one to use.
I soaked the beans over night, and slow cooked them that afternoon. I added the ham bone I froze along the extra ham that was left over to from a nutritious meal. This will definitely make an encore appearance! Thanks Dancer.

5 5

I agree with the last poster. This recipe has found a new home with us also.I didn't make many changes. I used the whole 1 lb. bag of beans, added extra water as needed, and I also only added about 3/4 cup of the milk. I don't think I'll use it at all next time. We love beans of all kinds, and have never found one we don't like. Great recipe! It could be dumped into a crockpot and fixed, with no problems at all.