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Hearty Navy Bean Soup

32 reviews

My family loves navy bean soup! Beans were a commodity you did not survive without in the '30s. This excellent navy beans and ham soup is a real family favorite of ours and I make it often. —Mildred Lewis, Temple, Texas

Campfire Bean ‘N’ Ham Soup

7 reviews

These are the best beans and ham you'll ever taste—bar none! Friends rave about this hearty soup that I serve...


Easy Low-Fat Chili

2 reviews

"This zesty chili really hits the spot on cool fall days," confirms Janet Moore of Ogdensburg, New York.


Sportsman’s Bean Soup

I’ve been cooking and freezing soups and stews for 45 years. This hearty, wholesome soup is one of my wife’s...


Mushroom-Bean Bourguignon

2 reviews

In our family, boeuf bourguignon has been a staple for generations. I wanted a meatless alternative. All this dish needs...

Lucky Bean Soup

5 reviews

This recipe is from a bean soup gift pack I developed as a fund-raiser for our church. We provide it...


Ham and Bean Tomato Soup

Erin Lembke's take on this hearty classic is a thick tomato-based soup loaded with veggies and well-seasoned with herbs. Cayenne...

Lime Navy Bean Chili

4 reviews

A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,”...