THis soup has great flavor. I used a Honey Baked Ham bone and 4 cups chicken broth plus 2 cups water. Added sliced carrots and used fresh spinach instead of kale. My son-in-law said "Best Ever!"
Navy Bean Soup
Brendee Posted: 01/06/09
heathertup Posted: 12/29/08
Have made this recipe a few times. If you don't want to fiddle with a ham hoc, you can use cubed ham from the deli and the flavor is just as good. Didn't fiddle with the cloves in the onion; still flavorful. Added an extra can of chicken broth for more liquid.
Gemstone Posted: 05/08/10
I tried this soup and found the ham hocks to be over powering. If I made it again I would just use ham or leave it out.
smellgar Posted: 09/20/09
This recipe is a good, solid recipe. I swapped one cup of water for one cup of chicken broth and it definitely needed the extra flavor. The dish is not really a lot of work, but it does take a good amount of time between soaking the beans and boiling the ham hock. I made it on a Sunday evening, but it would not be a week night meal for us. I might make this again, but most likely not.