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Classic Ham and Bean Soup

Updated December 21, 2017
Classic Ham and Bean Soup
Classic Ham and Bean Soup

When it comes to easy Southern recipes, you can't go wrong with this Classic Ham and Bean Soup! This soup is hearty and full of flavor, and is perfect for cold winter nights. The blogger has also included easy instructions on how to adapt this recipe for the slow cooker. 

From the blogger: "A classic from my childhood, this Classic Ham and Bean Soup is a nourishing and satisfying supper that’s full of flavor! Smoky and rich, the homemade soup comes together quickly on the stovetop, but can also be prepared in the slow cooker. Just get it simmering and your work is done! I have vivid memories of my dad’s ham and bean soup from my childhood. As soon as the temperatures drop or life gets busy, I find myself craving the comforts of home and a warm bowl of soup for the soul! This Classic Ham and Bean Soup is like the workhorse of the food world. It’s easy, it’s economical, it’s nutritious, and it can be prepared in advance and kept on hand for busy days. Plus, the leftovers are even better!

"Have leftovers? This soup freezes well!"

Yields10 cups

Preparation Time15 min

Cooking Time1 hr 15 min

Slow Cooker Time HIGH4 hr

Slow Cooker Time LOW6 hr


Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

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One of my favorite meals was a bean and ham hocks that my mom used to make when I was young. I have tried to make it several times since she passed. But I could never get the same flavor, so I was always disappointed. This recipe sound very good and I plan on giving it a try. One this I never did was to cook everything other than the beans for a little while. Hope this will remind me of my years growing up.


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