Comforting. Classic. Simple and Savory. This is the best ever Ham and Bean Soup.
5 from 7 votes

The Best Ham and Bean Soup. Ever.

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  • 20 oz bag of 15 Bean Soup Dry Bean Mix keep the seasoning packet!
  • 14 cups or more of water, divided
  • 3 cups diced ham
  • 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 TB minced garlic
  • 1 TB hot sauce any
  • All purpose seasoning to taste

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  1. Rinse the beans well, then place in a large pot with 10 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover and cook at a very low boil for 1 hour. Stir the beans frequently.
  2. Stir in the remaining water, ham, tomatoes, onion, celery, garlic and hot sauce. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until the beans are tender.
  3. Add the seasoning packet and season to taste with your favorite all purpose seasoning blend. We LOVE So-La Seasonings. Get the link in our blog post.

Recipe Notes

This makes excellent leftovers.

You can also add 1/2 cup of rice to this during the last 45 minutes. Just increase the amount of water by 1 cup or so.