By Bill From New Mexico on December 04, 2007
Photo by Carol in San Diego
Photo by Carol in San Diego
"Easy but good."
Serving Size: 1 (471 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"This was so easy and sooooo good! I used a 20 oz bag of Hurst's HamBeens 15 bean blend, added 2 peeled, diced potatoes and threw in some extra ham chunks at the end. Delish!!"
"This was absolutely delicious!! I did it a little differently, as I cooked the beans in plain water until they were fairly soft. I then drained them, added the other ingredients and cooked for another hour or so. I also used chicken broth in place of the water and it turned out spectacular! I am having left-overs tonight as we speak. Bill, thanks for the recipe!"
"This soup is the best! Simple and cheap to make...best way to use your leftover ham bone."
"I made this recipe the day after Easter Sunday (4/25/11) because I had a meaty ham bone leftover. I followed the recipe exactly as it was presented and the soup was excellent and super yummy! I also felt good about the nutrition in it with the good carbs, protein and relatively low fat and calorie content. The soup had just a hint of clove flavor, because that's how my ham was originally seasoned when I baked it. That little hint of clove made it even better. The next time I make this soup, I will add some ground clove to the seasoning step if the ham is not already seasoned with it. Bravo, Bill! ~The Mad Slovak~"
"Made this using the leftover ham bone from Christmas dinner. Very simple to make and tasted wonderful. Only made one minor change to the recipe which was to use low sodium chicken broth instead of water. The soup did come out a bit salty. I did not add any salt to the pot so I might try using water next time to see if it comes out less salty. I did use low sodium broth. Even with it being salty it was still very good."
"I am really disappointed. I found little flavor and will not make it again.<br/>barbara"
"My beans seemed cooked after two hours, but it wasn't the soup it would be in another two hours. It was very good."
"I made this with Christmas left over ham. I used great northern beans, instead of navy beans. They're much larger. Delicious!"
"I made for my family for dinner one night but due to a family emergency with my husbands grandpa was asked to bring it over to my husbands aunt's. We did kind of a impromptu potluck with all of my husbands family. Everyone raved about this saying it is like grandmas , or just like I remember when I was little etc..."
"This soup was great! Thanks for posting. My family met for the new year and had a ham dinner. The following day, we found this recipe to use the hambone and everyone agrees it was the best bean soup anyone had! As you said, it was basic, but it was a wonderful soup!!!"
"is the soaking (overnight or quick) part of this recipe (instruction 1)? I quick soaked mine first. left my bean about falling apart by veggie time. and next time i'll add the salt slowly. I used half and it was delicious however very salty, i probably used too little water(,y fault). this was simple, delicious, reminds me of my dad's winters ago. thank you thank you"
"This is an easy and very good soup. Will never give away or throw out a ham bone again. So good the next day! Thanks for posting...Marg"
"It is not often that one has a meaty ham bone on hand I suppose, however, I had one leftover from the holidays that I had in the freezer. For this recipe "simple" is excellent! I made this soup exactly as written except for a sprinkling of grated Parmesan on top per serving. It tasted great but even better after it settled in the refrigerator and reheated. Bill, it may be "simple" but really good. It is comfort food without a lot of calories. Bravo!"
"Excellent as described: EASY BUT GOOD."