Classic Ham & Bean Soup
8 (1 1/2-cup)
servings
1 hr 30 min
PREP TIME
03 hrs 50 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Soup

1 pound dry navy beans

1 1/2 pounds smoked ham shank  

6 cups water

2 cups chicken broth

1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 bay leaf

2 to 3 medium (1 cup) carrots, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Crostini

1/2 (9-ounce) loaf French baguette, sliced into 1/2-inch slices

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter melted

2 tablespoons finely choppe fresh parsley,  if desired

Soup

Water

 

 *Substitute ham bone. **Substitute 1 tablespoon dried parsley

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place beans into 5- to 6-quart heavy saucepan; cover with water to 2 inches above beans. Cook over high heat until water comes to a boil. Boil 3 minutes; remove from heat. Cover; let beans soak 1 hour. Rinse; drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Return beans to saucepan. Add ham shank, water, chicken broth, onion, celery, garlic and bay leaf. Cook over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 85-90 minutes or until beans are tender.

  3. STEP 3

    Remove ham shanks with tongs. Cool slightly. Cut meat from bone; discard bone, fat and skin.

  4. STEP 4

    Chop meat; add back to soup. Add carrots, bell pepper, salt and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat 5-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until carrots are tender.

  5. STEP 5

    Heat oven to 400°F.

  6. STEP 6

    Brush both sides of baguette slices with melted butter. Place bread slices onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake 3-5 minutes or until bottoms begin to turn golden brown. Turn slices over; sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.

  7. STEP 7

    Serve toasted bread slices with soup.

Tip #1

- Beans can be soaked overnight. Place dry beans in pan; cover with water 2 inches above beans. Let stand 8 hours. Rinse and drain.

Tip #2

- To remove excess fat from soup, allow soup to cool in refrigerator. Skim off hardened fat.

Nutrition

430Calories
12Fat (mg)
60Cholesterol (mg)
1390Sodium (mg)
49Carbohydrates (g)
15Dietary Fiber
32Protein (g)

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