Bean Soup with Okra, Tomato, and Ham

Leftovers and garden veggies like okra make this wonderful soup.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 55 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups water

  • 2 cups cooked great Northern beans

  • 2 cups chopped ham

  • 1 cup tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8®)

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups sliced okra


  1. Combine water, beans, ham, vegetable juice, celery, tomatoes, onion, beef bouillon, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer soup for 1 hour.

  2. Add okra to the soup. Simmer until okra is tender, about 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
9g Fat
29g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 1319mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 44mg 222%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 885mg 19%

* 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.