Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Great Northern Bean Soup

December 26, 2019Teresa

Gluten Free Living – 2019

Great Northern Bean Soup is one of the best Ham and Bean Soups I’ve ever eaten. And that’s saying something because I’ve eaten a lot of them. I love Ham and Bean Soup. In any variety. In any way. It’s especially awesome with bacon cornbread crumbled into a hot, steaming bowl. That’s the way Texans enjoy eating it.

I cooked off a ham back in late October. I froze the leftovers and decided to pull out the ham bone in November for a Friday night supper. My husband left a good portion of meat on the bone when he cut it down so this soup is meaty. (Which is the way he likes soup or chili).

I saw a recipe in one of my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and decided to give it a go. I’m so glad I did. Great Northern Bean Soup was awesome! I did add a leek because they always add so much additional flavor to soups, casseroles and pasta. But I actually followed the recipe pretty closely. One of the gals brought bacon cornbread that night. It was doubly good with cornbread added into the soup as a garnish. My bowlful probably ended up with at least two pieces of cornbread before I was done.

This soup was so mouthwatering that everyone at our table oooohed and aaahhhhed over it. Seriously. People went back for seconds and thirds. It was one meal where everyone loaded up on the main course instead of dessert. 🙂 This recipe is gluten free. I recommend this delicious Bacon Cheddar Cornbread recipe if you want your cornbread to be gluten free as well.

This is a great way to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Plus, it’s usually cool around Christmas or New Year’s so a bowl of this hearty and filling soup should be on the menu! Without exception, our company found that Great Northern Bean Soup was some of the best comfort food they’d had in a while. This is truly one very irresistible and satisfying soup.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Great Northern Bean Soup is one of the best Ham and Bean Soup recipes I’ve ever eaten.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

All of us just salivated over this mouthwatering soup.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Everyone at the table started automatically crumbling up their cornbread and adding it to the soup. That’s how Texans enjoy hearty soups and chili recipes. 🙂

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Rinse and wash beans. Check for stones or bad beans and discard. Drain thoroughly before using.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Place beans in a large Dutch oven. Add 8 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two minutes. Remove from heat and allow beans to sit in covered pan for one hour.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Bring to a boil again and add ham bone. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Remove ham bone to a plate. Remove meat from bone and dice. Set aside. Discard cartilage, gristle, fat and bone.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Add ham back into Dutch oven. You need at least two cups. Add more ham if your ham bone doesn’t yield this much ham.

You can see that my water really cooked down a lot. I ended up adding more water than the original recipe so the soup would have the right consistency.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Add sliced carrots, diced celery and leek.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Add diced onion and quartered red potatoes.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Add salt, pepper, thyme and Tabasco sauce.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

I added an additional quart of water because there was very little broth left in the Dutch oven.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Stir ingredients to combine. Cover with lid and allow vegetables to cook about 30 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

If desired, garnish soup with more thyme before serving.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

This soup is meaty, filling and so satisfying.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Serve Great Northern Bean Soup with Bacon Cheddar Cornbread for a spectacular comfort food meal.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Yeah, go ahead and crumble the cornbread into the soup. It’s absolutely wonderful eating it that way.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Great Northern Bean Soup is a terrific way to use up leftover holiday ham.

Here’s the recipe.

GREAT NORTHERN BEAN SOUP

(Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch, Come On Over, “Bean and Ham Soup.”)

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots
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Great Northern Bean Soup is one of the best Ham and Bean Soup recipes we've ever eaten. This amazing soup is chocked full of ham and veggies. It's hearty, filling, satisfying and some of the best comfort food you'll ever eat. This is a terrific way to use up leftover holiday ham. We found it was absolutely irresistible served with Bacon Cornbread crumbled into it!
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots
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Great Northern Bean Soup is one of the best Ham and Bean Soup recipes we've ever eaten. This amazing soup is chocked full of ham and veggies. It's hearty, filling, satisfying and some of the best comfort food you'll ever eat. This is a terrific way to use up leftover holiday ham. We found it was absolutely irresistible served with Bacon Cornbread crumbled into it!
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
Servings:
Units:
Instructions
  1. Rinse beans.
  2. Pick through beans and discard any stones or bad beans.
  3. Combine beans with 8 cups water in a large stock pot or Dutch oven.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove Dutch oven from heat.
  7. Cover with lid and allow beans to stand for one hour.
  8. Bring beans to a boil again; add ham bone.
  9. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour.
  10. Remove ham bone.
  11. Cool and remove meat from ham bone.
  12. Cut ham chunks into small dice.
  13. Add meat to ham broth in Dutch oven.
  14. Add diced ham and remaining ingredients.
  15. Cover with lid.
  16. Simmer soup until vegetables are tender, approximately 30 minutes.
  17. Serve with cornbread.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The beans seemed to absorb all the water, so I added an additional four cups of water when I added all the veggies.

NOTE: The ham bone needs to be meaty enough to yield 2 cups of diced ham once cooked off. If not, add additional ham to achieve a full two cups of meat.

NOTE: This is a great Bacon Cheddar Cornbread recipe if you're looking for a gluten free cornbread to add to this meal.

Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Nutrition Facts
Great Northern Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Potassium 937mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 53%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 11%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Great Northern Bean Soup is one of those stick-to-the-ribs meals you will really enjoy.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

This is a great entree in fall and winter when you want something hot to warm you up on those cold days.

Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots

Every bite of Great Northern Bean Soup is awesome. But we liked it even better with Bacon Cornbread crumbled into it. 🙂

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Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots
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Great Northern Bean Soup is one of the best Ham and Bean Soup recipes we've ever eaten. This amazing soup is chocked full of ham and veggies. It's hearty, filling, satisfying and some of the best comfort food you'll ever eat. This is a terrific way to use up leftover holiday ham. We found it was absolutely irresistible served with Bacon Cornbread crumbled into it!
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Great Northern Bean Soup | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the BEST #HamAndBeanSoup #recipes I've ever eaten. This fantastic #GooseberryPatch #soup is hearty, filling, satisfying & irresistible comfort food. It's absolutely awesome served with #cornbread crumbed into it. Our company loved it! Great way to use up leftover #holiday #ham. #pork #GreatNorthernBeans #GreatNorthernBeanSoup #GlutenFree #ham #potatoes #carrots
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Great Northern Bean Soup is one of the best Ham and Bean Soup recipes we've ever eaten. This amazing soup is chocked full of ham and veggies. It's hearty, filling, satisfying and some of the best comfort food you'll ever eat. This is a terrific way to use up leftover holiday ham. We found it was absolutely irresistible served with Bacon Cornbread crumbled into it!
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
10 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
1 hour 30 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
Servings:
Units:
Instructions
  1. Rinse beans.
  2. Pick through beans and discard any stones or bad beans.
  3. Combine beans with 8 cups water in a large stock pot or Dutch oven.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
  6. Remove Dutch oven from heat.
  7. Cover with lid and allow beans to stand for one hour.
  8. Bring beans to a boil again; add ham bone.
  9. Reduce heat to low and simmer for one hour.
  10. Remove ham bone.
  11. Cool and remove meat from ham bone.
  12. Cut ham chunks into small dice.
  13. Add meat to ham broth in Dutch oven.
  14. Add diced ham and remaining ingredients.
  15. Cover with lid.
  16. Simmer soup until vegetables are tender, approximately 30 minutes.
  17. Serve with cornbread.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: The beans seemed to absorb all the water, so I added an additional four cups of water when I added all the veggies.

NOTE: The ham bone needs to be meaty enough to yield 2 cups of diced ham once cooked off. If not, add additional ham to achieve a full two cups of meat.

NOTE: This is a great Bacon Cheddar Cornbread recipe if you're looking for a gluten free cornbread to add to this meal.

Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch.
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen
Nutrition Facts
Great Northern Bean Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 401mg 17%
Potassium 937mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 53%
Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 11%
Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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