Great Northern Beans and Ham Recipe

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Marie Published: November 27, 2020 Modified: July 2, 2021
Great Northern Beans and Ham Recipe

How To Make Great Northern Beans and Ham

This beans and ham soup filled with carrots, celery, and onions is a hearty and comforting dish that does not take a lot of effort and money to make.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Soak Time: 12 hours
Total: 13 hours 50 minutes



  • 1lbsGreat Northern Beansdry
  • 1lbham hock
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1oniondiced
  • 2carrotschopped
  • 1celerychopped
  • 1bay leaf
  • 1tbspbrown sugar
  • 4cupschicken broth
  • 4cupswater
  • 1tbspfresh parsleyoptional


  1. Rinse beans in a large pot and remove any debris. Place in a large pot and cover with cold water. Let sit overnight. Drain well.

  2. Cook onion in olive oil for 5 minutes or until softened.

  3. Combine beans, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, ham hock, and seasonings in a pot. Add 4 cups chicken broth and 4 cups water, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 1½ to 2 hours or until beans are tender.

  4. Discard bay leaf, taste and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley and serve.


  • Calories: 241.12kcal
  • Fat: 9.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.51g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.37g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.33g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.65g
  • Fiber: 3.59g
  • Sugar: 5.28g
  • Protein: 19.82g
  • Cholesterol: 38.19mg
  • Sodium: 864.57mg
  • Calcium: 53.47mg
  • Potassium: 606.39mg
  • Iron: 1.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 133.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.85mg
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