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Hearty Bean Soup Recipe
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Hearty Bean Soup Recipe

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This soup is convenient to simmer all day in a slow cooker and your family will love it.—Alice Schnoor, Arion, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped parsnips
  • 2 cups chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups dried great northern beans
  • 5 cups water
  • 1-1/2 pounds smoked ham hocks
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 608 calories, 27 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 916 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 14 g fiber, 43 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, place parsnips, carrots and onion. Top with beans. Add water, ham, garlic, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Cover and cook on high for 6-7 hours or until beans are tender.
  2. Remove meat and bones when cool enough to handle. Cut meat into bite-size pieces and return to slow cooker; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Bean Soup in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p17

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 608 calories, 27 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 916 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 14 g fiber, 43 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

I have made this recipe severals times and it has become a family favorite! It is so easy and simple. I have substituted celery & more carrots for the parsnips. I use a ham bone instead of the hocks and it turns out great. This is one recipre that I will use over and over. It's one I can put together, set the timer on the crock pot & have a hot meal after a day of work or play.

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

I used diced potatoes instead of parsnips because I didn't have those on hand and I used a ham bone. I added more pepper than the recipe called for, but this soup was a hit. My hubby who I would have never guessed to like bean soup ate this up! He even took some to work the next day for his buddies. Always a good sign!

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2012

Delish! This is the way I remember bean soup to be. Hardy. Thanks for sharing the recipe, it really was fantastic.

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

Very good basic bean soup. I substituted extra carrots, and celery for the parsnips. Will definitely make it again. Possibly going to try other meats-sausage, smoked turkey kielbasa...?

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Reviewed Nov. 18, 2011

I have made this soup several times now. I also used potatoes to replace the parsnips, and my family doesn't care for large bits of onion so I reduced the amount, minced them instead, and added some onion powder. I also just use the bone and left overs from a picnic ham. My family cant get enough. I keep the carrots and potatoes really large so they don't get to soft also.

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