I changed with using chicken broth, and used better then bouillon. I left out the potatoes, and used lean ham steak. Family loved it, served with sour dough bread.
Great recipe. Crave every fall/winter. Be sure to use lean ham slice. Made with leftover ham bone - mush too greasy!
Very good way to use leftover ham. We added spinach which made it even better.
This is a totally delicious recipe! Quick, easy and delicious for a dreary wintry day and it tastes better the next day!!
Leftover ham is right! Down right delicious! I sorta used this as a "throw in everything but the kitchen sink" recipe, but oh so good...reminds me of my grandma's much simpler version of pork and beans she learned to make from her mother when food was scarse during the Great Depression! Yum...no better way to use up all that ham!
This soup is delicious and incredibly filling. I usually substitute frozen mixed vegetables for the carrots and the celery. My whole family loves it!
Very well liked by the entire family - 15 month old included!! Going into regular rotation for these chilly winter months. As suggested, I added a fresh baby spinach/arugula mix. Also, did not have navy beans on hand so substituted Red Kidney Beans instead. Served it with cheesy garlic bread.
how could something so simple taste SO GOOD?!?! maybe they should rename this "husband soup", mine loved it too! i added some white wine, vegetable bullion, and a little thickener. nice, slightly smokey flavor. soaked dry beans instead of using canned for the first time (fantastic and very easy!) our toddlers loved it too! served it with maple cornbread with melted cheddar.
The entire family loved this soup--filling, flavorful, and easy. It was good the first night but better the second when the beans and potatoes cooked down a bit more. I don't have ham soup base so I used 1 T chicken bouillon granules. Use your largest pot/dutch oven for this recipe; mine was so full the first night I couldn't fit all the potatoes in. Delicious.
Loved it - changed it for our tastes - used one tbl spoon of bacon grease (always have a little saved in the frig) instead of oil and did not add soup base - just two cans white beans, no potato -lighter than the original and delicious with a toasted slice of french bread with garlic rubbed on it - adding the spinach when reheating tomorrow!
This is the BEST soup I have ever made. I was not able to find ham flavored soup base, so I used to small containers of ham broth. The next time I make it I will cut the ham in to larger pieces. I made sweet cornbread to go with it. It is absolutely awesome.
This recipe was excellent. I panicked when I thought I had lost it, and plan to make it again tonight. Hubby loves it!!!!
This soup is delicious!! I have made it three times for different groups and everyone raves about it. I left the potatoes out the last two times. I feel that there is enough starch with the beans alone. Also, the leftovers are great over rice! This recipe is definitely going to become a staple in my family.
My husband loved this recipe! He literally could not stop eating bowl after bowl. Very tasty and hearty! Serves a crowd or one hungry husband!