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Bean And Ham Soup

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Hello Sparkfamily! I am making good ole' yummy soup! Do you smell it? Take a look!


48 oz great northern beans
64 oz chicken broth
1 Tbsp rosemary
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 lbs ham
2 lbs carrot, sliced
1 lb celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
2 lbs potatoes, chopped


Peel and chop carrots and potatoes. Chop celery, onions and mince garlic. Cut ham into bit sized pieces.
Saute onions, garlic and ham in olive oil in large soup/stock pot until onions are translucent.
Add carrots, celery, potatoes, rosemary and chicken stock to just cover. Salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and bring to a boil.
Stir and reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are cooked but still a little bit firm.
Add beans and return to boil.
Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for another 10-20 minutes.
Note: recipe calls for cooked ham (off the bone) but if you have leftover bone-in ham cook on the bone with the vegetables until they are cooked, then remove ham and bone, cut remaining ham from the bone and add back into soup before adding beans. Enjoy!

Do you have a "green" thumb? Have a healthy day! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GOSPELCLOWN 3/6/2014 11:39PM

    I love recipes like this for my crock pot.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/6/2014 8:57PM


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HUNGRYWOMAN2 3/6/2014 12:57PM

    Looks good! I do not tolerate pork, and always try and find a substitute. I have tried several things, but would be interested in your input for something to try. emoticon

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LOSER05 3/6/2014 10:53AM


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ALEXSGIRL1 3/6/2014 5:02AM

    awesome missed your recipes for a few days hope all is good Hugs

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ARTJAC 3/6/2014 12:52AM


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    I love ham and beans.

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GUNNSGIRL91303 3/5/2014 7:38PM

    Wonderful! I have a big bag of northern beans and no idea what to do with them. I have never cooked white beans before, except in a mix. I'm excited.

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EMMACORY 3/5/2014 3:54PM

    I love bean soup. I often use ham hocks to make this soup. Blessings! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/5/2014 3:06PM

    Mom's recipe was close, just no celery!

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MISSM66 3/5/2014 1:57PM

    I don't eat ham,but this sound very good,enjoy emoticon

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123ELAINE456 3/5/2014 12:41PM

  Yummy Yummy. Thank You.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/5/2014 11:17AM

    Oh I always purposely buy my ham with the bone in (think it's ham shank?) I bake the ham for a ham dinner then carve any leftovers for soup.

I will take the bone and boil it for HOURS to get all that good ham goodness from the bone. Makes a wonderful stock.

Otherwise, I add any veggies I have hanging around too. Delicious!

This recipe absolutely brings me back to my childhood! Daddy makes wonderful soup that he learned how to make from his Mom!

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WILLOW49 3/5/2014 11:02AM

    One of my favorite soups! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

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SUGARSMOM2 3/5/2014 10:55AM

  oh how wonderful this soup seems to be . cant wait to fix and enjoy . thank you for posting . my mind wants to add dumpling . my mom used to make them with a bean soup . you take me back .

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BOB5148 3/5/2014 10:40AM


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SEATTLE58ANEW 3/5/2014 10:21AM

    emoticon Sounds delicious! emoticon

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JSTETSER 3/5/2014 10:20AM


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JESS0107 3/5/2014 10:13AM

    Sounds yummy!! Thanks for sharing!!

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