Neighborhood Bean Soup Recipe

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Neighborhood Bean Soup Recipe
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Neighborhood Bean Soup Recipe

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Even though I'm single, I make multiple servings of everything. Actually, this tendency has helped me to get to know my neighbors. A few of them always volunteer to be my guinea pigs whenever I try out a new recipe or two. —Cheryl Trowbridge, Windsor, Ontario
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 2-1/4 hours
MAKES:
10 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. + standing Cook: 2-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried great northern beans
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 large meaty ham bone
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Directions

Place beans in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain. Add broth, water, ham bone, bouillon and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Saute onions, carrots and celery in oil; add to soup. Cover and simmer 1 hour longer. Debone ham and cut into chunks; return to soup. Skim fat. Yield: 10 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Neighborhood Bean Soup in Country Woman January/February 1998, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 203 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 1001mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • 2 cups dried great northern beans
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 large meaty ham bone
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried savory
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  1. Place beans in a Dutch oven or soup kettle; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain. Add broth, water, ham bone, bouillon and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours. Saute onions, carrots and celery in oil; add to soup. Cover and simmer 1 hour longer. Debone ham and cut into chunks; return to soup. Skim fat. Yield: 10 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Neighborhood Bean Soup in Country Woman January/February 1998, p29

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Vicky User ID: 8470753 280096
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2017

"I made this today it was so easy and very tasty.. will be using this recipe again for sure"

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Donna User ID: 9353642 278935
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2017

"This recipe is wonderful. Simple to prepare,and has a great flavor."

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sjpoor User ID: 2565047 264918
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2017

"This is a wonderful bean soup. I followed the directions as presented. I used low sodium, low fat chicken broth and only 2 Tablespoons of the chicken granules. I did feel it was a bit salty, however. Next time I will omit the granules. It is always good to remember that celery also is high in sodium, so that, with the ham and broth, adds up. Certainly will make this again and again. May just have to serve ham more often just for the leftovers. Can't wait for the leftovers of soup tonight."

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Leihoku User ID: 5897138 259361
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

"This is a great recipe. I made it today. I did not use ham hocks, I had some leftover ham that i cut up and added to the soup. It is delicious!!"

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darjur User ID: 6351486 259316
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2017

"Absolutely the best soup I`ve ever made."

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missteddybear User ID: 8940173 258738
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2016

"bardot1900, you may want to omit the chicken boulion. maybe add no-salt chicken stock instead."

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schamberlain User ID: 8299832 252320
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2016

"Amazing flavor. I did not saute veggies first, everything was perfect."

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[email protected] User ID: 3616304 246918
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

"This is the best ham and bean soup I've come across. I look forward to having the ham bone and a little leftover ham from the spiral cut ham I serve on holidays!"

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603linda User ID: 819056 243983
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2016

"This is a great recipe. I add one peeled GRATED apple during last twenty minutes of cooking and one Tbls of white vinegar. Don't be afraid to try this because it makes a good recipe great."

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bardot1900 User ID: 6619963 243721
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"This was so salty it was almost uneatabled!"

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