Once again Inez, you have submitted a delicious recipe! This is perhaps one of the best bean soups I have ever eaten. My only negative comment is that I thought 3 onions would be a bit much, so I used only one. It turned out well. I think 3 onions would just overwhelm the flavor of this great soup.
This is so delicious!!!!!
YUM!! I added chopped carrots. Great soup!
Absolutely delicious. Instead of using all water, I use 2 large cans of chicken stock and the remainder water. It seems to give it a much richer flavor. Also, we have a Honey Baked Ham store in our town. They sell their left-over ham bones, which usually have plenty of ham left on them.
Easy and really cheap. You need an entire afternoon or evening to do it so plan accordingly. I used some cubed ham, less than a pound and all the onions, the rest as written. I got 14 cups and figure I spent less than 4.00$ on the whole thing, really economical. Good, simple soup anyone would like.
This really did not appeal to me or my family. It tasted more like a potato soup than beans and I felt it needed more flavor.
This soup was okay the first night I made it but tasted great after refrigerating it and heating it up the next day. By then it had thickened up and the flavors had blended. I used a meaty soup bone, but next time I'm going to try some big chunks of lean ham. There was meat on the bone, but not much and my husband likes a lot of meat.
This is an excellent recipe, but I would add about a tbl. of Beau Monde.
Wow! I just realized I have been using this recipe since 2005 and never rated it! So Sorry MizzNezz. This is a wonderful version of this famous soup. This has simple ingredients, easy preparation, and makes the best tasting soup. I always serve this with cornbread, and my two children and husband eat this til the feel like they will explode, and we always have leftovers for lunch the next day too!
This soup was well received at the church potluck.