Raising a Farmer

Alot of work but always room for laughter

Bean Soup with a Ham Bone

on December 6, 2018

My go to for the kid’s birthday parties is a double smoke ham from our local meat locker. The best part is the ham bone to make bean soup. I did have a question about what the difference is between navy beans and great northern beans. I think they taste the same and one is just bigger than the other. What beans do you use for bean soup?

Raising a Farmer Bean Soup

In the kettle add

1 diced onion

about 2 cups chopped carrots

about 1 cup chopped celery (with the leaves the inside is the best for soup)

we had bacon for breakfast so I added the bacon grease to the pot

4 Bay leaves

1 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon corriander

1 teaspoon garlic

med heat until onions are sweated outIMG_1846[1]

32 oz Chicken broth

about 5 cups of water

add Ham bone

Simmer about 1 hour

Take out Ham bone and 4 bay leaves, remove meat from bone, put ham back into kettle


2 cans of Navy beans

1 can of Great Northern Beans

make a roux to thicken soup

dumplings can also be addedIMG_1854[1]


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