Simply the Best Ham & Navy Bean Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

A combination of different recipes. I couldn't find any one recipe that tasted the way I like bean soup. Try it you will like it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and sort out navy beans.
  2. In a crock pot cover beans with 4 cups of chicken broth and soak overnight.
  3. Next day: Do not drain off broth.
  4. Add 2 more cups of chicken broth.
  5. Add remaining ingredients .
  6. Cook on high 3 to 4 hours until ham hocks become tender.
  7. Remove meat from hocks and cut into small pieces,return to mixture.
  8. Continue cooking on low for another 6 to 8 hours.
  9. You may have to add additional chicken broth if soup too thick. If too thin add instant potatoes.
Most Helpful

5 5

I chose to make this because of its many hearty ingredients. I have always used chicken stock for my bean soup base so I knew it was going to be good. I never had ham hocks but used a large quantity of ham pieces and chunks with the addition of 3 Johnsonville Jalapeño and Cheddar smoked pork sausage links. And it tasted incredible! I wish you could taste it as well and you will if you make this.

5 5

Really delicious! I loved the tomato sauce touch! I made exactly as directed and LOVED IT!

5 5

This bean soup recipe is "Simply the best." It is low carb too--no potatoes like most other bean soup recipes. The tomato sauce, celery salt and cider vinegar add just the right touch.