Navy, Pinto Bean and Ham Soup

READY IN: 5hrs
Recipe by cooking 4 fun

I came up with this one day when I had left over ham that needed used up. Enjoy! It's pretty good and gets better each time it's warmed up.

Top Review by gonebananas83

I submitted a review but it's not showing up so I will try again. I came across this recipe on Yahoo when I was doing a search on whether you could replace navy beans with pinto beans in recipes. I decided to click on this recipe rather than finding my answer. I'm glad I clicked on the recipe instead! This was a wonderful recipe. It would go great with smoked sausage as well. I did add a little flour at the end just because I like creamier soups. But either way it wasn't too runny prior to adding the flour. The flavor was more Cajun than anything. Awesome recipe!! Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the beans overnight (follow instructions on the package) or quick soak them. After soaking, rinse the beans and place in a large pot.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat and cook on medium to low for approximately 3-4 hours until the soup reaches desired consistency (usually thick and creamy). You may have to add water.
  4. Remember to stir often, as the beans cook on the bottom of the pot.

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