Ham Bone and Bean Soup


Don't throw away the ham bone — make this ham bean soup recipe! Plan a little bit ahead and use a ham bone to make this gluten-free soup. With just a few basic ingredients, you can create a delicious, comforting meal from leftovers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 3 hrs


  • 1 (16 ounce) package 15-bean soup mix

  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • 1 ham bone with some meat

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 cup chopped carrots

  • ½ stalk celery, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 2 cups chopped ham

  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring

  • 1 ½ tablespoons ground mustard powder

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place bean mix into a large bowl and cover with several inches of water; soak for at least 24 hours. Drain completely.

  2. Bring chicken stock to a boil in a pot large enough to hold the beans and, eventually, the ham bone. When boiling, add soaked beans. Reduce the heat and simmer until tender, about 1 hour.

  3. Return stock and beans to a boil. Add ham bone, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and bay leaves. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until vegetables are soft, about 1 hour. Add chopped ham, liquid smoke, and mustard powder. Stir and let simmer until flavors blend, about 30 more minutes.

  4. Remove ham bone from the soup. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
8g Fat
38g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 1036mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 16g 55%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 943mg 20%

* 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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