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Quick Ham and Bean Soup Recipe
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Quick Ham and Bean Soup Recipe

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If you like ham and bean soup but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, this tasty and timely version prepared by our Test Kitchen will leave you with a satisfied smile.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 168 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,242 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, saute the carrots, celery and onion in butter until tender. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook for 15 minutes or until heated through. Discard bay leaf. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Ham And Bean Soup in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p46

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 168 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 1,242 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 12 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"So easy and super delicious! I added a bit of kale because I love veggies and to get some extra nutrients. It paired well in this dish. Would recommend it to others and keep it on hand for a lazy afternoon/evening meal. :)"

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2015

"very good and very easy. this is going on our monthly menu planner!"

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Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Sauteed veggies until slightly tender. Put into crock pot with other ingredients. Added a fatty chunk of ham and 6 slices of raw bacon cut into 3 inch slices to add additional flavor. Set on high setting for about an hour or so then turned to low and let cook for several hours. It was delicious straight out of the crock pot, but was even better the next day! Highly recommend this easy receipe! It's fool proof!"

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"I put my leftover ham bone in the crock pot with the chicken stock, then added the carrots celery, and onion and the spices after I sauteed them. After slow simmering everything else I added the canned beans. When I served the soup, I topped it with green onions and bacon bits. Everyone came back for more! Happy Smiles all around."

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Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"Quick , easy and inexpensive. I had a left over ham shank and put that in a separate pot with some seasoning in case it needed more flavor but my family loved it just the way it was. Very pleased!"

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