Healthy Ham and Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 121.1
  • Total Fat: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.7 mg
  • Sodium: 445.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Protein: 9.7 g

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This is a slimmed down, reduced sodium version of traditional ham and bean soup. This is a slimmed down, reduced sodium version of traditional ham and bean soup.
Number of Servings: 10


    1 pound bag of dry white beans (Great Northern or Navy are good.
    1 pound of reduced sodium low fat ham. Ask at deli.
    1 pound of long carrots, peeled and diced
    1 large onion, diced
    2 large stalks of celery slice thin
    8 cups of water
    1 tsp ground ginger
    3 tsp of salad mustard, brown mustard or 1 tsp mustard powder
    2 large Bay leaves
    8 oz scrubbed, diced raw potatoes with the skins
    1 can of diced tomatoes low sodium add at end of cooking
    optional ingredients not included in nutrition measure


Pick over beans for tiny rocks and less than perfect beans. Pre soak beans over night or bring to boil and let set for 1 hour in the hot water. Be sure to more than cover beans with water.

Dice ham and brown in heavy pot or Dutch oven. Add diced onions to browned ham, cook stirring often until translucent. Then add water and pre-soaked beans. Add carrots, celery, Bay leaf, ginger, mustard, and cook for 2 hours boiling slowly. This will thicken as it sets after cooking. It is low sodium for a ham and bean soup with 390mg of sodium for about a 3 cup serving. That is quite good for sodium. If you were to add 8 oz of diced raw potato and a 14 oz can of low sodium tomatoes, you will still have a low sodium soup, and can easily get 10 servings from the pot. I make mine in a 7 quart Dutch oven.

Serving Size: makes 5-1/2 quarts, 10 2 cup servings

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MOMKAT4310.

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