Chunky Navy Bean Soup

  • Prep Time: 24 hrs
  • Total Time: 28 hrs
  • Servings: 6-7
  • About This Recipe

    “A nice thick version on regular navy bean soup. I usually serve with hot cornbread and butter, maybe a few green onions on the side. You could use bacon instead of the ham hock.”

    Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cupsdried navy beans
  • 1largeham hock
  • 3clovesgarlic, minced
  • 4cupswater
  • 2largeonions, chopped
  • 3largepotatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5cupswater
  • 2teaspoonssalt
  • 1/2 teaspoonpepper
  • Directions

  • Sort, wash, and soak beans overnight.
  • Drain beans.
  • Add ham hock, garlic and 4 cups water.
  • Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 3 hours.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Reviews

  • “This was a very good and simple recipe to make. I used leftover ham instead of a hamhock and Baby Lima Beans(what I had on hand). I will definitly make this again.”

  • “This is a great soup!I used a small can of chopped ham because I had no ham hock and added more salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 tsp of poultry seasoning, a bay leaf, and a dash of dry mustard.It is a truly filling and tasty soup.I think next time I make it I will try using twice as many navy beans as they sorta got lost.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “This is fantastic winter eating! I wanted to make in my crockpot, so I put everything together in the pot and cooked on low for 8 hours. I did make some changes as follows: I used 1 lb of navy beans and a meaty ham bone instead of the ham hock. I used a smoky seasoned salt (Penzy’s 4/S) instead of plain salt and I left out the additional 5 cups of water because crockpot cooking tends to make things too watery if you’re not careful. I also added about 2 teaspoons chicken soup base (Penzy’s) at the end to bring all the flavors together. I served with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese. I have been eating the leftovers for lunch the past several days, and I have to say it gets even better the next day! I love the addition of the potato. Thanks for your recipe!”

  • “very simple recipe. i make it about once a month. i love it and use it as one if my low calorie diet foods.”

  • “This was fantastic andfilling.The whole family liked it day 1, 2 and 3!I doubled the recipe so there were plenty of leftovers.Try this one on a cold winter’s day.”

  • “Miss Annie, this was delicious!In place of the ham hock, I used about 1/4 package of bacon, frying it well before adding (crumbled) to the pot. I didn’t have minced garlic, so I substituted 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.I served the soup with homemade bread.This really hit the spot on a cold snowy night! Thank you!”

  • “very good i used left over ham followed rest of recipe will make again thanks angie”

  • “I used baby lima beans and a ham bone, with some good meat on it. (Always prefer that over ham hock.). Warm and comforting – just like mom used to make! I only added 1tsp salt, to make up for salt in ham, and threw in a little season all.”

  • “We really enjoyed this soup and the leftovers the next day were even better. I used a Honey Baked Ham bone in place of the ham hock because that’s what I had on hand.”

  • “very good – will make again.I did add chopped celery to the recipe.”

  • “This is wonderful and delish.I have made several times, all to great reviews from the family.Thanks for a wonderful meal.”

  • “Very easy and delicious!I already had some cooked navy beans, so this was really quick to prepare.Thanks for sharing this great recipe!”

  • “This was fabulous! I used the leftover ham bone from Sunday’s dinner. I did decreas the onion to 1 and added a shredded carrot. Served with fresh cornbread…….I’m lucky I have any leftovers!!”

  • “so good! i used a leftover HoneyBaked ham bone instead of a ham hock and used instant potatoes and a bit of potato soup mix instead of the potatoes. will definitely make again!”

  • “wow this was so good! the potatoes were a great addition, really stepped up the plain old soup beans my mom always made.”

  • “Delicious soup. I made it as stated except I used the crockpot to cook the beans, ham garlic and water until almost done, then added the onion and potatoes and finished up. Served with some cornbread muffins. Will definately make this a lot. Will try some other type beans to change it up a bit. Thanks for a delicious recipe.”

  • “I made this last weekend with a meaty ham bone that I had left over and stashed in the freezer from Easter.This is very much a comfort food!Brings back many fond memories.Thanks for posting.”

  • “One of my favorite comfort foods.Great taste and easy to make and get on the table.My kind of recipe!Thank you.”

  • “This is a “can’t stop with one bowl” recipe. Delicious comfort food. Made for Comfort Foods! in Cooking Photos.”

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