Great Northern Beans and Ham Recipe

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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