15 Bean Soup

Prep Time
Cook Time
4h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #646

October 16, 2011

"I make this soup quite often during the winter months. It is a very comforting soup. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does."

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (140 g)
  • Calories 108.2
  • Total Fat - 4.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 182.9 mg
  • Sodium - 196.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 13.6 g
  • Calcium - 32.7 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 18.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Place the beans after sorting them in a dutch oven, cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a rapid boil and boil 2 minutes.

Step 2

Remove from heat and cover beans and let sit for 1 hour.

Step 3

Drain beans and add fresh water to the breans, atleast 3 inches over the top of the beans. Add in your ham bone or ham hock and the bay leaves at this time. Simmer this for atlteast 2 hours and the beans have softened. If the water evaporates, add more water and continue to simmer.

Step 4

Once the beans are tender, do not drain, add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.

Step 5

Simmer until the onion is soft and done. About 20 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the ham bone or ham hock and take off any ham that may be on them. Add meat to soup.

Step 7

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


Full flavored soup. Very good!


review by:
(4 Feb 2019)


It's been so cold here I wanted to make soup. This was fantastic and made my tummy smile!


review by:
(8 Jan 2014)


Great along with our grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner tonight. This soup is so full of wonderful flavors. I found myself magnetized to the pan, as I reached for my second bowl. This will be made often in my house. The wife says so too!


review by:
(27 Feb 2012)


I can't say enough great things about this soup, it just the yummiest just did a couple of additions, all in all really it such a great flavor, thanks for such a great recipe!


review by:
(30 Jan 2012)

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