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Black Bean and Ham Bone Soup

Black Bean and Ham Bone Soup

Black bean and ham bone soup a hearty soup with the salty flavor from the ham and the beans that will fill you up.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup carrots sliced
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 lb black beans dried ones
  • ham bone with some meat on it
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional ham to add to the soup


  • The night before you are going to make the soup wash the beans. After washing them put them in a medium bowl and cover them with water, making sure to have the water about one or two inches above the beans.
  • On the day that you are doing to make the soup, drain the water off of the beans and set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven or a soup pot add the olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, garlic, and carrots; cook until the vegetables begin to soften.
  • Add the 8 cups of water and the beans, stir together.
  • Place the ham bone in the Dutch oven with the other ingredients.
  • Add the bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil; once the soup starts to boil turn the soup to medium-low.
  • Continue to cook until the beans are tender, about 2 to 4 hours (time will vary depending on the temperature of the stove).
  • Once the beans are tender remove the ham bone and bay leaves. Remove the ham from the bone and chop place back in the soup. If you want additional ham add at this time.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste


Prep time does not include the time to soak the beans


Calories: 250kcal