Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Found this on another site in response to a request for a hearty ham and bean soup. Combo is delicious! Cooking time varies according to which method you use, stove top or crock pot. Can be creative with toppings(garnishes). The amount of ham is an estimate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put ham and lima beans in large pot and fill with water.
  2. Cook 2 to 2 1/2 hours. (Or use crockpot and adjust times accordingly).
  3. Meanwhile, peel 6 potatoes and cut into medium pieces.
  4. Remove ham, let cool a little and shred the ham.
  5. Place ham back into the pot.
  6. Add potatoes to soup.
  7. Cook approximately 20 minutes, depends on size of potato pieces.
  8. When potatoes are done, use masher or hand held mixer to mash the ingredients in the soup for a few minutes.
  9. Add sauerkraut and cook 15 minutes more.
  10. Can be served with sour cream topping or other garnishes, as desired.
  12. carraway seed; sherry; creme fraiche; chopped cilantro; etc.

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