Contest-Winning Ham and Bean Soup
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + soaking Cook: 1-1/2 hours
Makes15 servings (3-3/4 quarts)
This was good but I wouldn't use two Bay leaves. I think it overpowered the other flavors in the soup.
I love making and trying different soups. Overall I wasn't impressed with the end result and won't be making it again.
After eating Ham and Bean Soup for 66 years and from not only my own kitchen, but a multitude of others, including my Grandmothers, which was wonderful as was my Mothers. But this recipe has beat all the others hands down..I've never eaten a bean and ham soup this good ever..... I'm going to keep the recipe forever. It's spectacular.
This was okay but not great. I can only describe the flavor as too "hammy". It seemed kind of greasy even though I trimmed the fat off the bone. I did notice that the leftovers (2 days later) were much improved.
So very good! Everyone enjoyed this hearty soup! Especially the next day.
Excellent soup!!! I used 3/4 cup instant potatoes as suggested below and cut the pepper to 1/4 tsp. Very easy to make - I'll be making this again!!!
This originally didn't have much flavor, but after the leftovers sat a day or two it was much better!
Delicious! Perfect for a lazy day at home to have sitting on the stove simmering. Very economical and good for you too!
We LOVED this Ham and Bean Soup; it is the best we've ever had. It was a bit spicy, so the next time we make it we will probably only add 1/4 tsp. pepper. We didn't have celery or leftover mashed potatoes. I added about 3/4 cup of instant potato flakes, and used the dried Great Northern beans. This recipe is definitely a "keeper!"