Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins
If you like beans you will like this.
- 1 1⁄2 cups great northern beans
- meaty ham bone or smoked ham hock
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 medium potato, diced
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1⁄2 cup chopped green pepper
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 3 cups milk
- salt and pepper
- Soak beans according to directions, using either method.
- Drain beans and measure liquid.
- Add water to make 1 1/2 quarts.
- Place beans, liquid, ham bone, onion and garlic in large kettle.
- Simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until tender.
- Add potato, carrots, celery and green pepper.
- Simmer 30 minutes longer.
- Remove ham bone.
- Cut up meat and return to soup.
- Thicken with flour blended with a little cold water.
- Add milk and heat gently.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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.
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.