15-Bean Soup with Ham with assorted beans, ham, tomatoes, and Cajun spices for the ultimate cold weather comfort food. It's thick, hearty, delicious and the perfect use of your leftover ham!
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 3hours
Total Time 3hours15minutes
20ounces15-bean soup mix
1ham bone, with some meat attached
1medium onion, peeled and chopped
3clovesgarlic, peeled and minced
3quartschicken stock or water
Wash the beans and discard any dirt or impurities. Place in a large pot and add enough water to cover.
Bring to boil for about 5 to 7 minutes and then remove from heat. Allow to sit, covered, for about 1 hour. Drain beans and discard liquid.
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add ham bone, celery, onions, and garlic. Cook, stirring regularly until ham is lightly browned and vegetables are tender.
Add beans and the stock or water (enough to cover about 2 inches over the top of beans and ham bone). If using water, add 2 bouillon chicken cubes and stir until dissolved.
Bring to a boil, skimming foam that floats on top. Lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until beans are tender and ham meat is falling off the bone. Stir occasionally and add more stock or water as needed.
Add diced tomatoes, Cajun seasonings, salt, and pepper. Simmer until thickened to desired consistency.
Scrape off meat from bone and discard bone. Return ham meat to pot. Serve hot.