Navy Bean Soup with Ham

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 194.4
  • Total Fat: 6.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 19.3 mg
  • Sodium: 37.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.8 g
  • Protein: 11.5 g

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A warming, hearty soup for cold winter nights. A warming, hearty soup for cold winter nights.
Number of Servings: 6


    1 lb dry navy beans
    1 smoked ham shank, about 1 lb w/ bone
    1 medium onion, diced
    1 carrot, diced
    2 stalks celery, diced
    1 tsp thyme
    salt and pepper to taste


Place beans in large pot. Cover with about 6 c. of water. Bring to a boil, cook for 2 minutes, then remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.

Meanwhile, dice onions, celery, and carrot. After soaking, remove beans and liquid from pot. Reserve liquid. In pot, sautee onion, carrot, and celery with a little of the bean liquid. Add beans, liquid, and ham shank. Add enough water to cover beans and at least partially cover ham shank. Add thyme. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 hour, or until beans are tender.

Remove ham shank from pot. When cool enough to handle, strip meat, coarsely chop, and return to soup. Dispose of bone.

Salt and pepper to taste, and serve!

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ENGINEERMOM.

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