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Hearty Bean Soup with Ham

This hearty soup is a real crowd-pleaser served with fresh corn bread. No one can believe how quick and easy it is to make.—Nelda Cameron, Cleveland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (11-1/2 ounces each) condensed bean with bacon soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons canned diced jalapeno peppers


  • In a small skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter for 3 minutes. Add the garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a Dutch oven or soup kettle. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 20 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 199 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 6g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • KSeraSera
    Dec 30, 2014

    Great way to use up the Christmas ham! Excellent & easy! Pair with cornbread. :)

  • RCurley
    Nov 11, 2014

    This was comfort food! So easy and delicious will definitely be my go to bean soup rececipe

  • bigabadabugalady
    Feb 14, 2013

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  • bderni
    Jan 13, 2011

    This soup is so good and so easy! It is a hit with my family!

  • karencaudle
    Oct 31, 2009

    This is one of the best bean soups I have ever had. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  • vin2242_il
    Jan 19, 2008

    Thanks again for another great recipe.Viny

  • HDietrich
    Dec 29, 2007

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  • brokenmranch
    Dec 10, 2007

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