8 Bean and Ham Soup


1/4 cup barley
1/4 cup dried black beans
1/4 cup dried red beans
1/4 cup dried pinto beans
1/4 cup dried navy beans
1/4 cup dried black eyed peas
1/4 cup great northern beans
1/4 cup dried lentils
1/4 cup dried spit peas
3-4 quarts chicken stock
2 stalks celery, chopped
4 bay leaves
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 (16 oz) can of tomatoes, undrained
1 (10 oz) can of green chilies, undrained
1 lb ham, cooked and diced

This is a very hearty belly warming soup using dried beans. In a pinch you may substitute canned beans where possible.


  • Add the beans to a large stock pot and cover with water. Let soak overnight.
  • Drain the beans and add 3-4 quarts of chicken stock, along with the onion, bay leaf, garlic and celery.
  • Add the can of un- drained tomatoes and green chilies.
  • Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.




15 min


2 min


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