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Navy Bean Soup I


"A hearty soup that will warm you on a cold night."
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4 h 25 m servings 236 cals
Original recipe yields 9 servings (8 - 10 servings)


  • Calories:
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.7g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 879 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine beans, water, tomatoes, onion, celery, garlic, ham, bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, garlic, and bay leaf in a stock pot; bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for two hours.
  2. Add additional water. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer for an additional two hours. Discard bay leaf.

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Here's a tip from my mom. If you are going to use a ham bone for flaver, cook the ham bone in water & make the stock first. Then use it instead of cooking it all together. It will give a lot mor...

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This smelled absolutely delicious, but what a disappointment! The beans were crunchy and the whole soup lacked flavor. This just did not turn out at all.

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Here's a tip from my mom. If you are going to use a ham bone for flaver, cook the ham bone in water & make the stock first. Then use it instead of cooking it all together. It will give a lot mor...

With changes below, this warrants five stars. Okay, I am NOT a purist and use whatever tastes best. White Northern beans I find a little boring, so I used a bulk foods 13 bean mix, which had s...

This soup is a keeper. I put all the ingredients except the tomatoes, salt, & pepper in a crockpot before leaving for work. Since the ham and bone were cold, I dissolved the bullion cube in boil...

Can I give this 6 stars??? Made it yesterday, but goofed and bought 2 ham hocks instead of the ham. Threw everything in my stockpot but used chicken broth instead of water. The whole day the a...

I made this today and was surprised how quickly it cooked. I did not pre-soak the beans, and it was done in 3 1/2 hours. I sauted the onions, garlic and ham first with non-fat spray, plus added ...

This recipe is "SOUPER" FANTASTIC! Wow - it was so much better than anticipated! I added one can of tomato soup with the second addition of water. I used fewer diced tomatoes because of this ...

I made this in the slow cooker. I decreased the amount of beans so that everything would fit. I cooked it on low for about 8 hours and the flavor was tremendous! I also added uncooked bacon in t...

YUM! I made this today and YEEHAAAA! It was GREAT! I made a few subtle changes as follows: I got one of those mongo-sized chicken broth cans (49.5 oz) and for the initial "water" used 4 cups ...

What a great recipe! My father used to make very good bean soup, but I couldn't remember just what the ingredients were. I think this recipe has them all, except for carrots, which I added. T...