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

Wonderful Recipe.... Rich and hearty with plenty of flavor. I copied the recipe EXACTLY the first couple of times and the replaced the HAM with Smoked Jalapeno Sausage (1 full link... about a pound).... I also threw in fresh garlic (4 toes).... Served with fresh cornbread in a bowl with fresh chopped onions and a hearty pat of BUTTER............. Awesome!.... It won't last long!!!

rfcarpenter_12532892 April 26, 2012

I've made this soup five times now; always according to the recipe, no substitutions or changes. Combined with skillet cornbread, it's a great meal for the whole family. A lot of healthy goodness for a really low price. This is one amazing and delicious recipe.

Chef Dad December 17, 2015

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.

Buckfan69 April 05, 2015