8 Bean and Ham Soup

  • 17 mins
  • 17 ingredients
  • Servings 6-8
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 2 hours min
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Ingredients

  • 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.

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