Navy Bean Soup

2013-05-13
navy bean soup
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  • Servings : 6 to 8
  • Prep Time : 20m
  • Cook Time : 2:000 h
  • Ready In : 2:20 h

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    276
  • Calories from Fat

    61
  • Total Fat

    6.8g
  • Saturated Fat

    2.2g
  • Trans Fat

    0.1g
  • Cholesterol

    14mg
  • Sodium

    289mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    38.7g
  • Dietary Fiber

    14.8g
  • Sugars

    3.4g
  • Protein

    16.1g
  • Vitamin A

    36%
  • Vitamin C

    10%
  • Calcium

    11%
  • Iron

    19%
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Navy bean soup (or white bean soup recipe as it is sometimes called) is one of our tastiest soup recipes.

It is a very traditional soup, mostly using simple ingredients that you have on hand in your kitchen, yet it can’t be beat for great flavor.

Navy Bean Soup

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound navy beans (or 1 large can of navy beans)
  • 2 1/2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup diced salt pork
  • 3/4 cup carrots, diced
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cup raw potato, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 small piece of bay leaf
  • 2 whole cloves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 ham bone
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Method

Step 1

Soak dried navy beans (or other white beans if desired) in the 2 1/2 quarts of water overnight. Discard the soaking water.

Step 2

When ready to make the soup, fry the salt pork in a stock pot. Add the onions, carrots, celery, and potato. Lightly sauté until soft but not brown. Add the seasonings and ham bone.

Step 3

Cover and bring to a boil slowly. Reduce heat once it boils and simmer gently for about 2 hours. Remove the ham bone and set it aside. Remove any meat on the ham bone, dice and add to the soup. Add the seasonings and simmer gently for a few minutes. Serve topped with chopped parsley.

Tips:

  • This recipe calls for a ham bone, but you can substitute 4 ounces of chopped ham. The ham bone gives this soup a wonderful flavor and is a great use for the leftover ham bone.
  • Leave the ham out totally for a vegetarian bean soup recipe. It really is tastier with the ham though.

Did You Know?…

The recipe calls for a ham bone and this bean soup is a terrific recipe for using up a leftover ham bone.

You don’t have to wait to have a ham bone on hand to enjoy this recipe though. Just substitute 4 to 6 ounces of chopped ham.

The ham bone does give the soup a wonderful rich flavor though, so if you have the ham bone, use it.

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