Navy Bean Vegetable Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 9 hours
Makes12 servings (3 quarts)
- 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
- 1-1/2 cups dried navy beans
- 1 envelope vegetable recipe mix (Knorr)
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 8 cups water
- In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first nine ingredients. Stir in water. Cover and cook on low until beans are tender, 9-10 hours. Discard bay leaf.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 157 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 763mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein.
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Jul 11, 2017
Changed recipe to fit what was in my cupboard and to lower sodium and more vegetables. Onion Soup Mix with Mushrooms, No Knorr soup mix. Used HOT water for quicker cooking. Cooked on high for about 4 hours and then on low for about 1 hour. Since so many comments were that it was bland. I added 1/2 tsp each of Tumeric and coriander and about a teaspoon of leftover restaurant fresh salsa (ground tomatoes, jalapeno, and onion, etc). When I reduced the heat level to low, I added 1 can sliced stewed tomatoes and a bag of organic frozen soup vegetables. it was delicious and healthier.
Apr 25, 2017
Followed pretty much exactly (I turned slow cooker on high for the first couple of hours) and it turned out great with pretty much perfect flavor. I'll be making this again.
Jan 10, 2017
I followed the directions exactly and the soup turned out right. However, the flavor was very bland. We all ate it, but we all agreed there wasn't much flavor. I guess it depends on what you like.
Dec 28, 2016
Based on the other reviews, I had high hopes for this soup but it just was not good. The flavor was bland and overly salty. I followed the recipe exactly so I'm not sure what went wrong but we didn't care for it and threw the leftovers out. Sorry :/
Oct 28, 2016
This is my go-to bean and ham soup! I made the soup as directed, and it turned out perfectly. I froze some for work and kept hearing, "That smells so good." I replied, "It tastes even better." Thank you for a wonderful soup.
Apr 15, 2016
I made this soup exactly as is. I did not soak the beans the night before, since the directions did not mention it and I did worry that the beans would be tough. My hubby said that it was one of the best soups that I have ever made. WOW, thank you TOH for making me look good!!
Mar 29, 2016
This was so good. Even better the next day. I soaked (Great Northern) beans over night, then boiled them about an hour while preparing everything else, rinsed the beans and added to crock pot with everything else. Cooked on High setting for about 5 hours. Everything was blended and the perfect consistency. The broth is wonderful. This can be so versatile with other ingredients (meats, veggies) too. My husband loved it! I followed recipe, (with the exception of a couple shakes of Worcestershire Sauce). I might add some small pasta next time. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
Mar 29, 2016
Delicious! I did do a couple of things differently. I used small white, canned beans. I made my own onion soup mix and added a couple of potatoes. Followed the rest of the recipe exactly. This recipe is a keeper!
Nov 11, 2015
We loved this soup. I didn't have any Navy beans on hand so I substituted other dried beans. Fail. I put the beans into my slow cooker at about 8:30am and at 6:30pm they were still hard. Left it on all night....in the morning, still hard. Switched it to high and then at noon we ate it--about 27 hours later. :) Some beans were still crunchy. But--having said that it was absolutely DELICIOUS! I will make this over and over again...I'll just soak my beans overnight first. I can't stress enough how flavorful this soup is! I added a can of chopped tomatoes and omitted the Knorr veg. soup pack because I didn't have any. Oh my, so YUMMY!
Apr 26, 2014
My husband isn't a fan of Navy Bean Soup. I made this and the only thing I did differently was I had a ham hock I used in the pot for flavoring. I thought the soup was absolutely delicious. My husband actually had thirds, not just seconds. He declared it was a keeper and asked me to make it again and soon.