Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a simple hearty soup that is just perfect in cooler weather. This comes together quickly, but tastes like it has been simmering for hours.
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans, drained
- 3 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 large tomatoes, chopped
- 1 1⁄2 cups chopped cooked ham
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat oil in a large saucepan.
- Add onion and garlic and cook until tender, 2-3 minutes.
- Add the beans and broth and bring them to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- With a fork, mash about one-fourth of the beans, stirring well to slightly thicken the soup.
- Add the tomato, ham, and thyme, and cook until the soup is heated through, about 5 minutes.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Very tasty! I used dried white beans that I cooked in the crockpot overnight, then added the other ingredients this morning and cooked for another hour or so. I did not use a tomato and found that with the ham being salty, we did not need to add any salt, just pepper. Great recipe--also would freeze well.
Delicious! I forgot the tomato but it was still great. I also realized last minute that I only had about an 1/8 of a tsp. of thyme so I used about 1/2 tsp. of rosemary as well and it worked perfectly. Exactly how I remember my mom's growing up. Thanks for posting this keeper!
This is a great recipe. I also start with onion with chopped carrots and celery, but I think the key ingredient is the thyme as spice/herb. Simple is good.