Ham and Navy Bean Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 118.2
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.8 mg
  • Sodium: 499.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.6 g
  • Protein: 8.3 g

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with Ham from Father Tim's Baked Ham with Ham from Father Tim's Baked Ham
Number of Servings: 12


    2 cup diced, leftover ham
    Ham bone from Father Tim's Baked Ham (from the Mitford Cookbook...trust me, you need one.)
    1 16 oz. package navy beans, or other white beans
    1 cup chopped yellow, sweet onions
    1 cup chopped celery
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 tsp. salt, or to taste
    1 tsp. pepper, or to taste


Save about 1 cup leftover ham bits from Father Tim's Baked Ham (from "The Mitford Cookbook & Kitchen Reader"), and set aside. Also, save the ham bone.

Soak beans overnight, or use the quick soak method on the package. Cover beans with water in soup pot. Add ham bone, onions, celery, garlic and seasonings. Simmer until beans are tender.

Cool the soup, and remove the ham bone. Dice any meat remaining on the ham bone. There should be at least 1 cup. Add this to the reserved 1 cup of leftover ham bits. Add the 2 cups diced ham to the soup, and adjust the seasonings.

Treat your dog with the leftover bone!

Makes about 8, 1-cup servings.

I serve this with Aunt Lila's Hot Water Cornbread, or other favorite cornbread recipe.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BFFM2008.

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  • This was a very good soup, I used the drippings to get the flavor it was lean spiral ham.
    I soaked the navy beans, rinsed and added to fresh boiling water in slow cooker. Added sauté onions, carrots and celery. The water boiled down and the stock from the drippings were added for flavor.
    - 12/29/14

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  • DOG WARNING: I gave my Pomeranian a ham bone and it nearly killed her. She was very, very sick.

    - 4/30/12

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  • I had to use a plain old ham bone but the soup is very tasty! I used canned navy beans but the rest was the same. - 7/14/11

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  • My family loved this dish. It was filling and had a lot of flavor. Really easy to make. - 1/24/11

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  • This was so similar to my recipe that I decided not to add mine. I don't use ham at all but pickle pork, like most New Orleanians do. To make the soup creamy just add a tbsp of bacon fat. - 2/24/10

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