Navy Bean Soup

READY IN: 4hrs 15mins
Recipe by Ravenseyes

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

Top Review by Tea Jenny

Hi Raven, I made this for Sunday dinner and you are right it certainly goes a long way, and not to pricey to make. I have looked at navy soup and thought it sounded good, we don't have that in Scotland. I was raised on soup, when we went to visit gran there was always soup on the go, a bit different from this (no garlic) but I really liked this, it was very tasty. I used a smoked ham hock, cooked slow all night for my stock and soaked my beans the day before in my slow cooker. It was delicious and some over for next day great! Thanks for a keeper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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