Basic Bean Soup


This is a simple, basic bean soup. It's very easy to assemble, and it tastes great, too! Try adding other vegetables, if desired.

10 servings


  • 1 pound dry great Northern beans

  • 8 cups water

  • 12 baby carrots

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • ½ pound chopped ham

  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the beans with the water, cover and let soak overnight.

  2. In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the soaked beans with water, carrots, onion and ham. Add more water to cover all, if necessary. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 4 to 6 hours. Add ketchup just to get desired color. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

181 Calories
3g Fat
27g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 181
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 555mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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