Recipe by sharonannemail
"It's a long list of ingredients... but sooo good. My mother made the best Ham and Bean Soup, my recipe is AS CLOSE to hers as I can remember; today my own family and friends love this soup. Oh, my hubby insists this soup alone would be worth another proposal!"
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dry navy beans
large meaty smoked ham bone
chopped fresh parsley
whole bay leaves
dried minced onion flakes
minced fresh garlic
dried thyme leaves
dry mustard powder
1 (28 ounce) can
chicken soup base
cracked black pepper, or to taste
uncooked small shell pasta
This was a very good and versitile recipe. I made it twice in a week. First time I used lg lima beans, a smoked turkey leg and chopped up plum tomatoes turned out great. I shared it with my friends and family. Second time was because my daughter's boyfriend & mother-in-law brought home a ham bone from Easter and ask that I make them some soup like I made the first time. Everyone loved it. Thank your mom for sharing and thank you for posting it. Im sure I will be making it for years to come. YUMMY =]
Made according to directions except for using no pressure cooker and 2 ham hocks, I did not like it although I had been hankering for something that sounds like this. It was too sweet and too tomatoey for me. Even with the extra ham hock, I couldn't taste the ham. If you want something that reminds you of a ketchupy meatloaf this might do. Out of 4 diners, we had three votes for 2-stars and one for 4. Now she has three lunches.
I used leftover spiral glazed ham, did not include the celery and used canned beans ... and it was fast AND delicious! All of this spices (which I happened to have had on hand) created a very tasty soup!
My family LOVED this recipe! This one for sure is a KEEPER! I will be making this again and again. The recipe is very interchangeable if you don't have all the ingredients that are listed.
I always follow the recipe as is the FIRST time.
I wouldn't change a thing - FANTASTIC!!!
Everyone loved this soup even my one yr old and 3 yr old! I didn't make this recipe in a pressure cooker, but it was easy to adapt. Otherwise, didn't change a thing and soup was awesome!
Excellent soup! I pressure cooked the beans and ham hock then threw the rest in the slow cooker on LOW for about 6 hours. Added pasta in the last 1/2 hour or so. It was savory and delicious and even better the 2nd day! Will definitely make this again. Even the bean soup critics at my house LOVED it!
Olive oil provides wonderful flavor and is very good for you. Most italian soups I have seen, including bean soups have olive oil as well as recipes from many other countries. Awesome soup!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Mom's Best Ham and Bean Soup
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
** Calories: 154
** Calories from Fat: 19
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