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Hearty Bean Soup with Ham Recipe

Hearty Bean Soup with Ham Recipe

This hearty soup is a real crowd-pleaser served with fresh corn bread. No one can believe how quick and easy it is to make.—Nelda Cameron, Cleveland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (11-1/2 ounces each) condensed bean with bacon soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons canned diced jalapeno peppers


  • 1. In a small skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter for 3 minutes. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 199 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 12g protein.

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KSeraSera User ID: 8191141 216409
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

"Great way to use up the Christmas ham! Excellent & easy! Pair with cornbread. :)"

RCurley User ID: 4859474 72378
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2014

"This was comfort food! So easy and delicious will definitely be my go to bean soup rececipe"

bderni User ID: 1160621 22427
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"This soup is so good and so easy! It is a hit with my family!"

karencaudle User ID: 291480 74396
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2009

"This is one of the best bean soups I have ever had. This recipe is definitely a keeper!"

vin2242_il User ID: 283262 31867
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2008

"Thanks again for another great recipe.


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