"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!" — sharonannemail
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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
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!
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.
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 =]
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!
It was delicious only I omitted the olive oil. Never ever heard of using olive oil in bean soup (or any other soups)
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!
* 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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