10 Reviews

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.

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Buckfan69 April 05, 2015

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

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ShanH December 16, 2014

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.

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cina.craig December 10, 2014

This is delicious! Mine was a bit salty, but that could have been from the ham. Only thing I'd change is to reduce the amount of onion just a little bit and maybe reduce the celery salt, since my soup was a bit salty. Mine turned out very thick, which is how I like my bean soup. Made for Name that Ingredient tag game. Thanks for sharing!

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breezermom August 06, 2013

I loved this soup. It's the best navy bean soup I've ever had or made. It came out thick, not brothy and the flavor is GREAT. Thank you!!

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ddaaee17 September 11, 2012

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!!!

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rfcarpenter_12532892 April 26, 2012

I agree simply the best!!!! Thank you for sharing.

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DLAtkinson May 09, 2011

This really was the Best soup! I made it with the ham hocks once and again with Low fat kilbaska sausage. I was great both ways. I also froz half each time and had a second fast dinner that was still just as good as the first. I served it with the Jalapeno cornbread and a sm green salad with Lg tomatoes slices. Wonderful comfort food dinner! Thanks so much!!

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Lady in love :) June 06, 2009

I think it's not only the best Navy Bean soup but the best soup, period. A couple of changes that I made to the recipe: I used "kubabas" (all spice) instead of pepercorns; I added a couple of fresh Campari tomatoes; and lastly I pureed about 1/2 the soup for added thickness. It turned out wonderful!

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jerryheintz December 20, 2008

I replaced the tomato sauce with a can of diced tomatoes, but otherwise followed the recipe to the letter. The soup was a bit thinner than I like, so I pureed 1 cup of beans and stirred them back in--yummy7, delicious, and better than Marie Callender's Saturday special. Thanks for posting!

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East Wind Goddess May 22, 2008
Simply the Best Ham & Navy Bean Soup