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.
Really delicious! I loved the tomato sauce touch! I made exactly as directed and LOVED IT!
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.
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!
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!!
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!!!
I agree simply the best!!!! Thank you for sharing.
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!!
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!
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!