About this recipe: Best use I have ever found for left over ham! Be sure to save the ham's juices and chill them so you can remove the fat, leaving behind the delicious juices to flavour the soup stock.
Delicious recipe, I changed a couple of things. I used pinto beans instead its what I had and I added 1 tsp. brown sugar and 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, it was hit in my family. I have made this a couple times already, it remains our favorite ham and bean soup. I did add chicken stock for some of the liquid. So goood!! - 26 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great way to use leftover ham. My only change: substituted 2 cans vegetable broth (low salt)for some of the water and doubled up the vegetables. Even the teenagers ate this. Cooked on simmer all day - thickened nicely. Froze well. - 30 Dec 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved this soup. It was SUper easy. I did double the amount of seasoning and added a couple of extra carrots. I also cooked it in the crockpot for about 6 hours. It was perfect for a chilly day and even better the next day. - 06 Dec 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)