Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

Another version of the famous soup. Prep time does not include time to prepare beans before cooking, so allow time for that.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, soak beans overnight in 6 cups of water (or bring to a boil, boil 3 minutes, remove from heat, and let stand, covered, for 1 hour).
  2. Add remaining 4 cups of water, the ham hock, bay leaf, and pepper; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 1/4 hours or until beans are almost tender.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients; cover; cook 20-30 minutes more or until beans are tender.
  5. Discard bay leaf before serving soup.