Ham and Bean Soup

Ham and Bean Soup

"This zippy medley from Great Bend, Kansas field editor Margaret Shauers features a mix of colorful beans."
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3 h 30 m servings
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Original recipe yields 18 servings

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  1. Rinse dry beans and place in a Dutch oven with 3 qts. of water. Bring to a boil; boil for 3-5 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans. Return to pan; add remaining water and the next 13 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until beans are almost tender. Add tomatoes and chilies; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

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Perfect recipe because I didn't have time to soak the beans overnight. I used ham hocks for great flavored broth, 1 can of tomatoes and eliminated the spices with heat for a traditional tastin...

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Not what I was expecting. My husband loves ham and bean soup usually, this was a very bland recipe that left much to be desired for. I think if I ever made it again I would use a broth instead o...

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Perfect recipe because I didn't have time to soak the beans overnight. I used ham hocks for great flavored broth, 1 can of tomatoes and eliminated the spices with heat for a traditional tastin...

OUTSTANDING! This is one of the best soups we've ever had, and we LOVE soup! I made just a few minor changes -- I added a 15 oz. can of black beans for color, and doubled the amount of ham. I...

I have never made bean soup before I tried this. My husband has declared this recipe as the best soup he has ever eaten and told me to make sure I didn't misplace it.

Great recipe...added corn, did not add green peppers. Used turkey bratwurst to make it lighter, yum.

Great recipe!! Instead of bratwurst I used kielbasa and it came out perfectly. This was my first time cooking with beans and the recipe was easy and tasty!

Great soup. Used dry lima beans in lieu of beans in the recipe. Also substituted 16 oz. jar of medium hot chunky salsa for tomatoes , added 2 cups of chicken broth, extra carrots (1 1/4 cups),...

Killer soup! I doubled to ham and used Kielbasa instead of the brat. I used a bit more seasoning including celery powder (i didn't have any celery). A must try!

You can't go wrong with this one, folks! Even if you tweek it to fit your personal taste, it is a wonderful soup recipe. Thanks, it's going into my "Keeper" file!

I made this in the crock pot. I put my beans that had soaked over night into the crock and added everything, including the diced tomatoes with green chilies and a nice ham bone I had. I did add ...

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