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“I love bean soup with ham and I thought I would give it a little kick!! Hopefully you can find the crushed chipotle flakes, they give it a smokey flavor that you can't get with just red pepper flakes. I have seen them in many stores such as Wal-Mart supercenter, Whole Foods, and more. Hope you like it!! (Prep time does not include overnight soaking of the beans)”
2hrs 20mins
1 large pot soup

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place your beans in a big bowl and cover with water 2 or 3 inches above them and soak overnight or for at least 8 hours.
  2. Drain the beans and set them aside in a collander.
  3. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil on medium high heat.
  4. Saute the onions and garlic with the lemon juice and crushed chipotle peppers until the onion is soft. (about 2 minutes).
  5. Add the beans and water then stir.
  6. Bring to a boil, add the ham, then reduce heat to a medium simmer.
  7. Simmer for 1 hour, uncovered.
  8. Add the tomatoes with their juice and break them up a little in the soup with a spoon.
  9. Add the Ro-tel with its juice and the brown sugar. Stir, then turn heat down to a low simmer, uncovered, for 1 more hour or until beans are al dente to your taste.
  10. Serve with sour cream (optional).

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