Scrumptious Ham and Bean Soup

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is my adaptation of a recipe from and old Sunset Homemade Soups cookbook. It is a great way to use leftover ham. A bowl of this steaming hot soup and some corn bread are really comforting and filling on a cold winter night. Yummy!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak beans overnight or prepare the quicker way by bringing to a boil and then letting them sit for 1 hour. The instructions are on the package.
  2. In a 6-8 quart pot, heat oil, add onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook until onions are soft(about 10 minutes).
  3. Add rest of ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2-2 1/2 hours.
  4. Whirl about half the mixture in a blender or food processor or mash with a potato masher to thicken the soup.