White Bean and Ham Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 253.2
  • Total Fat: 13.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 141.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g

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Hands down the best ham and bean soup I've ever had (don't tell my mama!) Hands down the best ham and bean soup I've ever had (don't tell my mama!)
Number of Servings: 10


    1 pound bag of Great Northern Beans, sorted and rinsed
    2 smoked ham hocks
    2 quarts water
    2 tablespoons olive oil
    1/2 cup sweet onion, diced
    3 leeks, rinsed and sliced
    3 ribs of celery, chopped
    2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
    1 clove of garlic, minced
    1 bay leaf
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Fresh parsley


Place rinsed beans in a large bowl and cover completely with cold water; allow beans to soak overnight.
The following day, place ham hocks in a large pot and cover with 2 quarts of water; bring to a boil while preparing the vegetables.
In a medium sauté pan, heat oil over medium heat; add onion, leeks, celery, and carrots and cook for about five minutes. Stir in garlic and continue cooking for one minute; remove from heat.
Turn heat down to low; add the drained beans, vegetables, and bay leaf to the pot with the ham hocks and stir to combine.
Simmer for 4-6 hours, or until the beans are soft and the ham meat easily pulls away from the bone; pull the meat off the bone and discard the bones. Add salt and pepper to taste and finish with chopped fresh parsley.

I like to use my immersion blender and puree a bit of the soup for a creamier consistency. You can also toss in a can of diced tomatoes or even Ro-tel if you like it spicy. Serve with cornbread and a crisp salad and you have a killer meal!

Serving Size: Makes 10-12 2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BEAKIEBEAN.

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