Homemade Navy Bean Soup

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is my Mom's recipe--a long time favorite for cold winter suppers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pork hocks or ham bone and the onion for one hour in enough water to cover the bones.
  2. Add beans, salt, pepper and sugar and more water to keep all ingredients covered.
  3. Cook 1 hour or till beans are soft.
  4. Add carrots and celery, cook for 30 minutes.
  5. Add potatoes and cook 30 more minutes.
  6. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.


Most Helpful

This reminds me of my gradmas soup. I left out the sugar and the potatoes and this makes an easy and great tasting meal for the atkins or the south beach diet. I also added carving scraps from the ham. a very satisfying soup.

spacholl January 16, 2004

This was very good! The only changes I made to it were I added a bay leaf to the soup and left out the potatoes. It had a great flavor. I liked the fact that this recipe called for the hambones to be cooked with onions and enough water to cover bones. I think that is the special touch that gave this soup it's TASTINESS!! Two thumbs up!!! I will never use my bean soup recipe again!!!!

Dee B October 23, 2003

Forgot to rate it when I wrote my review!!!!!!! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!

nzwhite December 31, 2009

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