Prep Time
15 Mins
Soak Time
8 Hours
Cook Time
1 Hour 35 Mins
Makes 3 quarts

Freeze leftover ham bones until ready to use in this flavorful soup.

How to Make It

Step 1

Sort and wash beans. Place beans in a 6-quart Dutch oven; add water 2 inches above beans, and soak 8 hours. Drain.

Step 2

Sauté ham, onion, and garlic in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender.

Step 3

Add beans, ham bone, chicken broth, and red pepper. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender and soup has thickened. Serve with Cornbread Croutons.

Ratings & Reviews

Monroe40gal's Review

September 26, 2009
Delicious, hearty and easy to prepare.