Slightly Savory Soup

It’s fall and time to crank up the crock pots and start ladling out some delicious soup.  If you read my post yesterday you saw that I received some lovely beans from Harriman-Nielsen Farm when I was on the Franklin County Harvest Bloggers Tour. Just look at these beautiful beans!beans

A soup recipe was attached to the jar and I tweaked it a bit and added a few extras and ended up with a delightful soup that I enjoyed all week long.  Any beans will do but these were fabulous.   You will need to soak the beans overnight in 3 times the amount of water as beans.ingredients2

Bean Soup Recipe

1 1/2 cups beans

2 ham bones or ham hocks or shanks

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1/4 cup chopped carrots (I made it a scant 1/4 cup)

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 cans fire roasted tomatoes

1 package onion soup mix

6 cups water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Rinse beans and soak overnight . Drain and place all ingredients in a large covered kettle and simmer until beans are tender.  Remove ham bone and mince meat and return to kettle.   Salt to taste.

I used a crock pot and cooked all ingredients for 8 hours on low.  I removed the ham hocks and took off the meat after it was thoroughly cooked.  I would use a bit more ham next time as the ham hocks were not very meaty.   Easy fix–just buy a meatier piece or add some chunks of ham.  Serve with a side of crispy bread and a salad and you have a great fall meal.soup

Movember update:



  1. Good Morning Beth Ann! That soup looks great. We can live on soup this time of year. Of course that bread with buttah really called to me. I could not remember my password for WP when I went to hit the Like button.. that is just so wrong.

    The mustache/moustache is looking good. CH already has a mustache, has for the 40 plus years I have been with him but he is bending the rules a bit because he has a goatee..Still support Men’s Health in November!

    • Good to hear from you Pi!!! Hope you are well. It is definitely soup weather here —no doubt about it. The wind howled here all last night which led to not great sleep but oh well—-I still have soup in the fridge so I can use some of that to help with the day!!!

  2. I love soup season! Going to try this recipe, looks wonderful.

  3. Yum. I love winter—I mean FALL soup. My parents make bean soup with pinto beans all the time. I’ll have to share this recipe with them.

  4. I love soup, but bean soup is not on my faves list.. Weren’t you going to post a chili recipe? I think you said you would, way back when.

    • Maybe Cincinnati Chili??????hmmmm– my cooking has been limited since i am solo lately but i will work on it!

      • Thanks so much.. My chili never turns out the same way twice.. I over-compensate with the spices every time, then I have to make adjustments to that and while it’s usually edible it’s never near what you get in a restaurant. Although my last batch was pretty darn good,(selfie kudos) if only I could remember what I did I’d be happy. Still have a quart in the freezer though. I normally make a batch for Super Bowl Sunday. But perhaps I’ll just have the leftovers this time. Have a “Souper Saturday” my friend.

  5. We’re talking beans again? 😉

  6. I love soup and this recipe looks and sounds delicious.

  7. Helen Brown says:

    I have been going to make a bean soup but it seems I find something else to do. Your recipe sounds good to me.

  8. Helen Brown says:

    I was going to make bean soup but joust have not gotten it done, Yours sounds very good.

  9. That soup sounds (and looks) delish!!!

  10. I can’t wait to make this soup! Nothing is as warming as a big bowl of soup when it’s cold outside. Those beans are gorgeous.

  11. YUM ! I just got ham hocks from our hogs we took to the processor’s! Thanks!!

  12. looks great! I love making soup!

    • There are times when it is the only thing that sounds good to me and with this stupid cold weather coming in I think there will be more and more soup being made.

  13. I’m not a fan of beans so I probably wouldn’t enjoy the soup,but liked the Movember update!

  14. Great ingredients you have, this soup must be very tasty! Must try this!

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