How do you make Pennsylvania Dutch ham and bean soup?

DELICIOUS Pennsylvania Dutch Ham & Bean Soup

  1. 1 smoked ham end w/bone-in.
  2. 1 pound (bag) of dried northern beans.
  3. 2 large potatoes diced.
  4. 1 onion chopped.
  5. 1 cup diced carrots.
  6. 1 TBS minced garlic.
  7. 3-4 hard-boiled eggs, yolks removed.
  8. Black Pepper & Parsley seasoning to taste.

How long do you boil beans for bean soup?

Cook for 10 hours or until beans are tender. To speed cooking time you can cook on high for the first hour and then turn down to low and cook for 7 hours.

How do you make old fashioned bean soup better?


  1. In large pot with lid, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic, celery, carrots and onion.
  2. Stir in thyme, bay leaf, ham bone, water, navy beans and chopped ham.
  3. Remove and discard ham bone and thyme sprigs.
  4. Taste soup and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Do you put potatoes in bean soup?

This hearty old fashioned ham and bean soup recipe, filled with diced carrots, celery, and potatoes, is a great way to use up the ham bone and any leftover ham after a bone-in ham dinner… A super easy recipe for ham soup & SO cozy and delicious on a chilly day!

What spices are in ham and bean soup?

The Ingredients You Will Need

  • Dried Navy Beans – or other small white beans.
  • Ham Bone + Ham Scraps – or a hamhock.
  • Olive Oil.
  • Large Onion – peeled and chopped.
  • Minced Garlic Cloves.
  • Fresh Thyme Leaves.
  • Ground Cumin.
  • Crushed Red Pepper.

How do you make great northern bean soup?


  1. Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic in hot oil until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir carrots and celery into the onion mixture.
  3. Stir beans into the soup; continue simmering until the beans are hot and tender, about 20 minutes more.

What seasoning do you put in bean soup?

For One Pot of Soup

  1. 1 3/4 tsp Chili Powder.
  2. 1 tsp Dried Basil.
  3. 3/4 tsp Ground Cumin.
  4. 3/4 tsp Dried Oregano.
  5. 3/4 tsp Black Pepper.
  6. 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder.
  7. 1/4 tsp Onion Powder.

How do you add flavor to bean soup?

For a vegetarian bean soup, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Omit the ham, and add an extra ½ cup of dried beans. It will still be delicious! Season with cumin, salt, pepper or other spices, to add extra flavor to your liking.

Why do you soak beans overnight?

Soaking. Soaking your beans helps them cook faster and more evenly, and it can also make them easier to digest. If you add salt to the soaking water (in other words, make a brine), your beans will cook even faster; the salt helps break down their skins.

Can you add heavy cream to ham and bean soup?

I make it a little differently than usual ~ I cook the ham broth in one pot, and the dried beans in another. I’ll strain the ham broth after it’s simmered for about an hour and a half, and then add the cooked and drained beans. A little bit of heavy cream, some seasonings, and a nice shower of fresh thyme completes it.