Navy Bean Soup

Total Time
4hrs 15mins
15 mins
4 hrs

This is a classic bean soup made with smoked ham hock or with a left over ham bone - inexpensive and serves up a crowd.

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  1. In large pot add 1 tsp of olive oil - bring to medium high heat and add onion, celery, garlic and carrots - cook till onions become clear. Add beans and allow to cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  2. Add ham hock or bone and cover with water. Bring to a boil add salt, pepper, thyme and bay leaves. Cook till beans are tender. Approximately 2 - 3 hours.
  3. Add ham meat, parsley and tomatoes (optional). Allow 30 minutes to reduce and serve.