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Ham & Bean Soup


I posted a great recipe the other day, Organic Pastured Fresh Ham Recipe With An Apricot Honey Glaze.  In this recipe I cooked a delicious ham and of course, I always save the bones to make soup later on in the week.  Here is that recipe!   By utilizing every part of the ham (the bones) you can create a delicious leftover soup recipe!  This soup takes a little preparation and requires some soaking, but it really is quite simple to make.  I think you all are really going to enjoy this delicious soup recipe!


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Organic Ham & Bean Soup
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Serves: 16 cups
  • 2½ cups mixed dried beans (I used 13 bean soup mix)
  • 2½ quarts filtered water
  • Leftover ham hock (mine was about 2½ pounds)
  • 2 tsp Herbs de Provence or Thyme
  • 2 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup celery (include the celery leaves) chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 cups fresh pastured ham, chopped
  1. Rinse and soak 2½ cups of dried beans overnight in filtered water and 2½ Tbsp vinegar.
  2. The next morning drain and rinse beans.
  3. Add 2½ quarts of filtered water to a large stock pot.
  4. Add ham hock, beans, Herbs de Provence or thyme and simmer for 2 hours.
  5. After 2 hours add the unrefined sea salt, onion, carrots, and celery and mix well. Cook for another hour.
  6. Remove meat from ham hock, shred and add it to the soup. I added about 2-3 cups of meat to the soup.
  7. Allow to simmer for 30 additional minutes. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup

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2 thoughts on “Organic Ham & Bean Soup”

  1. dplaistowe says:

    This looks delicious! We love ham and whenever we cook one, I always save the bones and some meat for soup. Your soup looks so tasty, and here I am right before lunch, wishing I could have a big bowl of it! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I’ll be hosting every week so I’d love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder/stew/chili recipe.

  2. I made this last night and oh my was it delicious!

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