Grandmother's Bean Soup Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine
DishMain Ingredient


 Dried navy beans/Pea beans4 Ounce
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Smoked ham hocks1 Pound, cut in 2 inch pieces
 Chopped onion1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Chopped celery1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Worcestershire sauce2 Teaspoon
 Chopped parsley1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1616 Calories from Fat 880

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 98 g150.6%

Saturated Fat 28.2 g141.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 220 mg

Sodium 597.7 mg24.9%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.3%

Dietary Fiber 29.3 g117.3%

Sugars 11.8 g

Protein 94 g188.8%

Vitamin A 28.1% Vitamin C 41.9%

Calcium 21.9% Iron 43.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Rinse and drain beans. In a deep 3-quart casserole with lid, combine beans and 2 cups or more water. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse beans. Return to casserole.
2. Add ham hocks, onion, celery, 3 cups water and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and microwave at 100% (high)12 minutes or until boiling; stir well. Cover and micro wave at 30% ( medium low ) 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender; turn hocks over in liquid and stir every 30 minutes.
3. Remove hocks from soup. Cut meat from bone; return meat to soup. Discard bone. Skim off excess fat. Stir in parsley. Cover and microwave at 100% (high)5 minutes or until ham is heated through.