Harvest Bean Chowder

"If you like beans you will like this."
photo by El Mago photo by El Mago
photo by El Mago
Ready In:
2hrs 50mins




  • Soak beans according to directions, using either method.
  • Drain beans and measure liquid.
  • Add water to make 1 1/2 quarts.
  • Place beans, liquid, ham bone, onion and garlic in large kettle.
  • Simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until tender.
  • Add potato, carrots, celery and green pepper.
  • Simmer 30 minutes longer.
  • Remove ham bone.
  • Cut up meat and return to soup.
  • Thicken with flour blended with a little cold water.
  • Add milk and heat gently.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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  1. Amazing! That is how I would describe the Harvest Bean Chowder. I am a big bean fan and this recipe has found a new home.<br/>I had a ham bone from a recipe I had made and wanted to use it somehow so I froze it along with some left over ham. I just made a couple of changes to suit my needs. I don't like celery so I left it out and increased the other veggies, and I used red potatoes because that is what I had, but the recipe didn't really specify which one to use.<br/>I soaked the beans over night, and slow cooked them that afternoon. I added the ham bone I froze along the extra ham that was left over to from a nutritious meal. This will definitely make an encore appearance! Thanks Dancer.
  2. I agree with the last poster. This recipe has found a new home with us also.I didn't make many changes. I used the whole 1 lb. bag of beans, added extra water as needed, and I also only added about 3/4 cup of the milk. I don't think I'll use it at all next time. We love beans of all kinds, and have never found one we don't like. Great recipe! It could be dumped into a crockpot and fixed, with no problems at all.



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