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“This is a simple soup that I adapted from a few recipes. I make the ham broth by covering a leftover ham bone with 12 cups of water and simmering it for a few hours. I chill it overnight and remove the fat. Feel free to add some of the leftover ham to the soup. I add the salt after the soup is done because the ham broth might be salty enough. Great with some nice crusty bread.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onion, celery and carrots in a small amount of oil for 5 to 10 minutes in a large soup pot.
  2. Add garlic and saute for 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Add the soaked, drained beans, ham broth, bay leaf and the pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover pot.
  5. Simmer gently for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  6. Add salt to taste.

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