So very glad you liked it! I would have preferred it a little thicker, but it is scrumptious! Their regular ham is expensive (IMO), but good; the hambones, though, are VERY reasonable — not just the bare bone, but enough ham on there for a couple of extra dishes that need ham pieces. My mom put hard boiled eggs in hers that’s how I make mine. Thanks for the fast reply. So yummy – I made my own changes but do not skip the red pepper flakes. We found this recipe and put about one third of a butt portion ham in it. This was truly epic! I love the spices in this recipe-very tasty! . Can I use the ham bone more then a couple of time? Hello, This guide to cooking roast beef will help you create a flavorful, moist, and tender roast. Fantastic simple recipe. Pingback: The best ways to use all the beans in your pantry | Top News, Pingback: The best ways to use all the beans in your pantry – Vegan simplicity. I loved this recipe. Hello, I am making the soup right now and it is very watery. I think it will be a new staple for my young adults. Is there a crockpot version of this recipe and can I use canned great northern beans? Great recipe,  great taste. Looks delicious! i usually make split pea soup but I wanted to try navy bean so I tried your recipe. Hello. He would have loved every bite, too! I used the ham bone and leftover slices from Christmas, and left the lid off while simmering as I prefer a thicker consistency. Loved it, so did my neighbors with whom I shared it. Next time you buy a ham, make sure to grab a bag of dried beans as well. The soup was a great consistency and I didn’t need to add additional water – enjoy! The soup looks delicious and I have all the ingredients. After 12 hours, soak them in the fridge for food safety. Last week we shared our ham and bean soup recipe. The only variation I made was to add 8cups of broth. Great soup. Thank You NANA ! Always gave away the bone form our Christmas ham because my husband doesn’t like beans. Follow us on Instagram and tag @ASpicyPerspective so we can share what you’re cooking! My family loves bean soup and my son said this one was the best I’ve ever made. Be careful with your ham bone. I did buy an ham steak to cut up but will use the ham hock too. Would make again! If you haven’t cooked with a ham hock before don’t worry, they’re easier to find than you would think! Yes, I takes about 3 – 15 ounce cans of beans per 1 pound dried beans. Put it on at noon while I was making lunch and had it for supper about 6 hours maybe a little less. The salt from the ham was plenty. If the beans have cooked long enough, their starches should thicken the soup. Help!was to make for company tonight now what? And, yes, you can use black-eye peas or black beans, but they have different flavor profiles, so you may need to add some sherry (NOT “cooking” sherry) to soften the sometimes musty flavor. It is easy to make and so delicious. I used a whole ham bone (from a spiral honeybaked ham) and it was wonderful! Thank you for this recipe, it was delicious with the leftover ham bone! Well ,4 hours later and beans are hard again. Thank you so much for sharing. . Fantastic flavor! Second time I made it this way. Thanks, John, Thank you for the recipe! We overcooked a Christmas ham by a long ways. Thank you in advance for your anticipated reply. Old ones, sometimes, never soften up. We liked the heat level, and the cumin faded to the background nicely (I am not a cumin fan at all), and the initial fattiness seemed to vanish, possibly because of the extra veg. It was easy and I had all the ingredients in my pantry. Use stock instead of water. Amazing. Could not be a more satisfying meal on a cool night. I want to make it tomorrow for my dad. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Diced potatoes will take about 15-20 minutes to cook. As for soaking  12 hours is kind of generous but I would think the amount of time to cook everything  shouldn’t  cause any food safety concerns although the beans might turn out overly mushy  just saying. Can I make the soup in the Instant Pot as opposed to the stove. Also, used 12 cups of water. :). of the red pepper flakes, and while not hot, it added such an enhancement to the broth. Note, I soaked the beans for about 20 hours beforehand, and I followed the recipe exactly. I made this yesterday in the crockpot added whole slices of bacon that I took out at end also added diced tomatoes celery carrots and bay leaves. It is beans, pasta and Parmesan w/ veggies and garlic. Your email address will not be published. I am making it again tonight. Nana’s right on with everything to make a delicious meal! I remembered a tip on beans breaking down (the skin can stay a little tough and not break down for a thick soup. Chances are, after yesterday’s Easter dinner (or any holiday feast) you have a nearly-naked ham bone in your refrigerator at this very moment. :(. I wanted to add a few more veggies, so I whipped up a couple of cups of chicken broth from bullion powder, and then was able to add broccoli, carrots, a couple of tomatoes, and celery. Thank you. Can I Make Ham and Bean Soup in the Crock Pot? Wow! Probably this winter and that’s coming soon. 308 calories; protein 18.9g; carbohydrates 38.3g; fat 8.2g; cholesterol 17.2mg; sodium 1036mg. We had a really meaty ham bone (huge ham, small fam) so I had plenty of meat on the bone and didn’t need to supplement. I cooked it a bit longer as my family likes it on the thicker side. My husband used his chop saw to cut the bone in thirds. Thank you! I’ve made Navy Bean Soup many times but I was looking for something a bit different so I started looking and found Nana’s recipe and I’m glad I did. My family loved it! I usually just use a hambone once. Took the purée advice and mashed up some right there in the pot and it gave it a creamy texture. We only had one generous helping left with one piece of cornbread. Thank you, I do pretty much the same but add bacon grease or a couple slices of bacon to slow cook with the beans, my seasoning varies depending on mood at the time and always gotta have sweet corn bread, Very good, surprised by the red peppers in it! The thyme compliments the ham wonderfully. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften the onions. I as a few tablespoons of White vinegar to give it a little punch. Close and lock the lid. With just a few basic ingredients you can create a delicious comforting meal from leftovers. Thank you! I'm here to help you make mealtime memorable, and life a little spicy! They need a lot of water, I usually put my beans in 8 cup bowl and fill it almost to the top with water. I added diced carrots. We enjoyed this delicious recipe! Served it the next day and added kale during warm up. A ham bone boiled in water develops a lovely soup base on its own! The beans soaked about 15 hours but had to cook longer to get them to a texture I liked. Although Nana’s Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup recipe, varied from time to time, depending on what veggies and spices she found in the kitchen, I’m sharing the most simplified version with you today. Remove ham bone from the soup. This is by far the best navy bean soup I’ve ever made. . HEARTY HAM AND BEAN SOUP. They are done soaking when doubled in size and not before. I tried this a month ago and followed you recipe exactly. ;). We’re a small family, so a big ham is more than we can manage (even with freezing) but we love soups and such. Can I use 1 tablespoon of dry oregano or herbes de provence in its place? Ham and Bean Soup – a homestyle, hearty and delicious soup that couldn’t be easier to make! Added carrots during the last hour so they would not be mushy. All dried beans can behave differently and when I read this recipe I thought to myself that 90 minutes might not be enough cooking time. PS. We just enjoyed this soup for dinner and hubby couldn’t believe how much he liked Nana’s Epic Navy Bean soup. You saved Ham Bone and Bean Soup to your. Ham Hocks are very salty and I also suggest adding 2 or 3 carrots peeled and split half way so all the carrot goodness gets in there while absorbing some of the beans gassyness. It was just as hood as fresh. Loved being able to use my Easter ham leftovers to make this! The marbling of the ham will create enough flavor to not necessitate keeping it in the recipe). I didn’t have fresh thyme or ham bone but used some dried thyme and a couple slices of uncooked center cut smoked ham with the bone in. Place a large 6 quart pot over medium heat. Don’t dump! I don’t remember my Nana’s cooking, she passed when I was young. I made mine in a crockpot (slow cooker). I got the idea because in the video it looked like it was broiled too. My family really enjoyed this! My entire family loved it! This has happened to me! Still have a portion in a freezer container. Can I use black beans instead of Navy beans? sooooo easy and sooooo delicious. I only thing I did differently was I added carrots, celery and garlic to the onion mix. Not as hard as before but hard. I did trim the fat off the bone and meat prior to placing it in the pot. Drain when ready to use. Hard boiling early on is another big cause of tougher beans. I use garlic powder, thyme, bay leaves, crushed mustered, parsley, pepper to taste ! Yet we love soups, especially ones that use bones for flavoring. Did add some Tonys. Thanks and Happy New Year!! Can you tell me the equivalent to 1tbls of fresh thyem to dry?? Really good! Yes! Dear Sommer, This soup looks delicious and it sounds like we both grew up in a large family. I followed the recipe to a tee. The soup turned out delicious, much to my surprise! I did add the veggies and threw in a can of petite diced tomatoes with liquid ( I used chicken stock and water to make up the 10 cups). I made this recipe tonight using the bone and some of the leftover ham (soaked beans since last night). I made two slight changes, I used smoked ham hocks and two smoked ham boneless chops. I usually start them in warm tap water. We froze the rest of the ham and now today we are making it again. I want to try with canned beans. Really the only thing that’s different navy bean soup simmered with a leftover ham bone. Can this be made with canned beans? THIS was delicious!!! PS – If you didn’t have ham for your holiday dinner, you can buy a ham bone from the butcher for next to nothing. 1 meaty ham bone, left over from a baked ham 3 cans (15.5 ounce) white navy beans or mixed beans, rinsed 3 medium carrots, diced small (approximately 2 cups) 1 large yellow onion, diced Came out nice and thick, I used 4 cups low sodium chicken broth and 3 cups of water. :). You can always omit the crushed red pepper to remove the spicy heat. I sautéed onions, carrots and celery in butter. This was far better than I even anticipated and will definitely make this again. !…but how would I thicken this soup? next time. I also usually add some whole tomatoes or diced to a water chicken broth mixture as beans boil. Make this after every time I make a ham. Thank you. I bought the dried beans and used them immediately, soaking overnight and following the recipe directions to a T. The beans were tender after cooking for 75 minutes, and the soup was absolutely delicious! I did it exactly as recipe calls for except I used 1 tspn of dried thyme instead of fresh. I didn’t have time for an overnight soak so I followed the instructions for a quick soak on the bag of beans. The ham bone had a quite a bit of meat so we put it in the pot for the boil and simmer. Can I sub a different type of bean? Best soup I’ve ever made. I liked the different spices in this recipe, it gave it bit of a kick. :-(. It came out great! This recipe is delicious and I’m not even a bean fan! It makes the soup for me. Dry beans, peas, lentils (any type dried legume) always require plenty of H2O to achieve proper texture once cooked, unless you are using a pressure cooker of course. Thanks for a great recipe!! What happened.? I didn't have liquid smoke but the ham was smoky enough for me. It requires minimal ingredients including a leftover ham bone, dry beans, some veggies, herbs and … I just made this tonight. Thank you!!! Place bean mix into a large bowl and cover with several inches of water; soak for at least 24 hours. Boil beans in water for 2mins remove from heat, soak in same boiled water for an hour covered, rinse. My family raved about it. Fingers crossed it will still turn out ok . My dad loved navy bean soup and I made this in honor of him! top of bone. Yes, make sure to soak the beans and saute the veggies on the stovetop first. Even in all this heat the soup is real satisfying. I will definitely be making this again. Yes but they dont have very much usable ham type meat. Information is not currently available for this nutrient. Nana’s Epic Navy Bean Ham Bone Soup Recipe: A simple, yet utterly tempting, ham and bean soup recipe is a great way to use your leftover holiday ham bone. No need for additional salt. Nowadays it seems like we only bake a ham a couple of times a year. Making this recipe? I would definitely make this again. Love the addition of the cumin and the red pepper flakes. Remove ham hock or ham bone. Can you use a ham hock instead of a hambone ? Required fields are marked *. Lisa, I just posted my comment, then scrolled back and saw this one, and thought I’d answer so you could see it. Darryl, I tablespoon of fresh herbs is about 1 teaspoon of dried herbs. You are right that ham can be stretched and repurposed. I had a huge ham. Its brothy rich, spicey, and savory. Will definitely make this again! I’ve got a hambone and wanted to try something different, so this is on the menu for this week. Place bean mix into a large bowl and cover with several inches of water; soak for at least 24 hours. After reading the comments below, some observations: (hmm, why doesn’t the return key work in this field?). Can’t wait to try……. Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Next sauté the ham bone, onions, and garlic in a little oil. Your email will not be published or shared. Merry Christmas to all. Can this still be done if my beans soak longer than 24 hours? Mine was nice and thick. Can’t wait to make it again! From chicken carcasses to short ribs… some fond memories from very frugal sources!!! I’m looking forward to making it again. I couldn’t find a Ham Bone but got smoked Pork Hocks, will it work the same? I also made the soup for my dad! Slow cook for 8 hours on low, or 4 hours on high. Great flavor and aroma! :). I was a rainy Saturday and cold so this soup was perfect for warming your insides! I don’t have a large ham bone but I do have 2 large smoked ham steaks, bone in. Here’s a quick soak method that works pretty well: https://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-quicksoak-dried-beans-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-198610. Did you just use one ham hock? I made this soup today with chicken stock in lieu of water, added finely chopped carrots and celery along with 6 thick slices of cooked and finely chopped bacon. (Would’ve been just as tasted without my additions!) Awesome! This soups is the best in the entire world. Easy and delicious. The soup did seem a little fatty after the first hour. See The Recipe Card Below For How To Make Ham and Bean Soup. … Loved it! Then prepare the soup as follows: Pour the 6 1/2 cups of ham broth (or gel if cooled) into a large soup pan. This browns the leftover ham and softens and sweetens the aromatics. This was absolutely delicious! Also, for the record, we have no affiliation with or compensation from this company….. we’re simply fans of this tasty Ham Bone Soup…..or as we prefer to call it: Ham and Bean Soup. Pour 3 quarts of stock over the soaked beans. It was very thick with just the 6. The recipe made enough for a couple of dinners for two, and a week of lunches (although I suspect it would freeze very well if you were to tire of it). Place the Ham Broth ingredients in the slow cooker. Don’t add all of the amount of spices suggested, only half. Leaks sound great. The cumin and crushed pepper gives it just the right kick! Hambones have a lot of salt in them, and it’s easy to overdo it if you salt the soup too early. That would be about 14 hours. Easy goodness! You remove some of the beans and puree them then add them back into the soup. I used some vegetable broth I had in the fridge along with the water to get to the 10 C of liquid. I may have used a little more Thyme than a tablespoon. Then add in the soaked beans, herbs, spices, and water. Used smoked pork hock instead. Found it to be pretty spicy with 1/2tsp crashed red pepper, so I suggest using it sparingly if you’re not a fan of heat. My family really enjoyed. Either way, today I want to show you exactly how to use your leftover ham bone, to make the most of every last bite of flavor your baked ham can offer! 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste. Diced and added 2 more potatoes, carrot, and celery at the end and cooked til they were done. I came from a family of 8 so we survived on casseroles and hearty soups. I come from the same background. I recommend adding 1 pound of chunked up ham. Two hours before the end of cooking, remove … I will be trying this recipe sometime this week. Added the celery & carrots. Thanks for the recipe  ^_^, I love this recipe. Threw in a bay leaf and a little fresh rosemary in addition to the stated spices. They are right about the salt, I never even added any because the ham bone has so much salt. Ham and Bean Soup: Whether you are looking to use up leftover ham or want to cook up a hearty soup for a winter meal this ham and bean soup recipe is for you. I used filtered water which may have helped? How long etc. Simmer a hour to release the bone flavors. Bad, bad experience. Served with corn bread. Thank you! Great recipe. My house smelled amazing during the process of cooking. ©2010 — 2020 A Spicy Perspective. 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