8 Reviews

This is sooo good Kathy. I used red beans, a ham bone, liquid smoke,fresh garlic,chopped onions & onion flakes, added tomato paste and dried green peppers. I use everything but the kitchen sink till I like the taste. Thanks again.

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Crabbycakes December 02, 2002

This is an excellent base for anything you want to add. I added a lot of spices (we like it "kicked up"), liquid smoke, and a few beef boullion cubes. I soaked the beans overnight in a crockpot...turned it on high at about 5 am, then added the rest of the ingredients at about 7am. Turned it to low, and left it until 7pm. It's fantastic!!! Thank you for a low fat wonderful recipe!

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Karen DeHaas February 05, 2002

I too liked this soup and I did kick it up with a can of ro-tel tomatoes,the hot one.A pan of east texas cornbread to go with and we walked away from the table with full tummies and a smile on our faces.Thank you for posting this one Kathy!I will have to see if you have other soup recipes posted as I found out last night my bf likes soup as much as I do.He said he could eat soup for every meal if that is all I want to cook.Alright!!!!!!!!!!

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nesbitt929 November 15, 2007

We love this recipe, great for leftover ham or even good enough to buy the ham and make on it's own. I didn't have spicy V-8 so doctored up the regular with Tabasco sauce and red pepper.

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CaliforniaJan April 27, 2011

Delicious flavor and aroma that really builds the longer it simmers! I substituted several cloves of fresh chopped garlic for the powder, and added some tabasco for extra kick. Also used cans of beans instead of soaking dried beans to cut the prep time. Thanks, this has become a family favorite!

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JennySou November 18, 2010

This was a nice hearty soup that will definitely stick to your ribs in the cooler months. I would suggest the mix of v-8 be a bit more if you are looking for a spicy soup. It definitly needs to be kicked up - that said however, it is an excellent bace to add to that I'm sure you will love!

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Tish December 10, 2006

This was fabulous!! My husband called it 'EPIC'. I served with cornbread (the cheap kind out of the box), wonderful. The weather was bad so I made do with what I had on hand and used v-8 with some Tabasco, minced garlic, and 2 cans of Great Northern Beans. The canned beans cut down on the cook and prep time. This was yummy on a cold night, it warms the soul with a kick.

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crtvecook December 06, 2005

This soup is absolutely scrumptious and I highly recommend it! My husband and I both loved it! In fact, I was going to freeze the leftovers to have for dinner next week, but my husband insisted on taking some to work in his lunch, AND requested that we have it again for dinner tommorrow night (there will be no leftovers to freeze:). I cooked it exactly as directed, with the exception of adding some salt and pepper and a few dashes of hot sauce. Although it is a little work to make, it is totally worth it, and I will be making this again and again!

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Helping Hands February 20, 2005
Spicy Ham and Bean Soup