The Holidays are just around the corner. Which means celebrating with friends, family and, of course, a lot of great food. Our family celebrations always include generous portions of turkey, ham, stuffing, all the sides. And more desserts than we can eat. We’re spoiled.
After the meal is finished and the leftovers are given away there is usually one item remaining: The Ham Bone
However, don’t be fooled by this often over-looked leftover. The remainder of the hambone is an excellent and necessary ingredient for ham and bean soup. Also, you will be surprised at how much meat falls off the bone after it is simmered for a few hours.
Ham and Bean Soup
A few years ago we discovered this recipe for Honey Baked Ham Bone Soup Mix. You can find it at Honey Baked Ham Company. The soup takes about 3 hours to cook but is totally worth the wait. Also, you can transform an ordinary leftover hambone (4 lbs) into a delicious meal for 10 – 12 people.
Also, for the record, we have no affiliation with or compensation from this company….. we’re simply fans of this tasty Ham Bone Soup…..or as we prefer to call it: Ham and Bean Soup.
How do I make this tasty ham and bean soup, you may ask? Well, it’s very simple. Follow the directions on the package of the Honey Baked Ham Bone Soup Mix and add in the ham bone while the soup cooks.
As a slight recommendation, puree the onion and celery instead of chopping. Also, to complement the soup, add a touch of white cheddar and sourdough crostini’s to provide a creamy and crunchy texture. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: This is our Red Meat Lover addition to this Honeybaked Ham Bone Soup Mix from honeybaked.com not a full soup recipe.
Where is the recipe
Thank you for you comment! The mix needs to be purchased from HoneyBaked Ham directly.
Really….where is it?????
I liked the HBH mixed bean soup mix, but the one I used and liked had ketchup in it. Do you know about this and when I buy the mix from HBH how do I alter it to their previous recipe?
Thanks for the comment but we are not familiar with the soup with ketchup in it. My only guess on how to modify would be to use less whole tomatoes (mix suggests 28 oz can whole tomtaoes) and use a cup of ketchup….or just keep the tomatoes and add the ketchup? Let us know how it turns out for you!
what if you don’t have the ham bone? We got a boneless ham – can I just dice ham and put in it – or maybe ham hocks?
I’ve tried diced ham and it’s just not the same. I haven’t tried the ham hock but think that would totally work!
Where is the recipe
This is a review of a recipe mix from Honeybaked Ham….you can order the mix from them but can use any ham bone
Do you need to soak the beans? It does not mention that on bag of beans.
I thought you were posting a recipe to replicate the stuff HBH sells in the bag! I’m not sure I’d call what you’ve posted a recipe. I’m bummed because that soup soo good!! I was hoping to get the recipe! 🙂
Hey Kathy! We love the soup too and wanted to add our touch on it. Maybe we will work on our very own Red Meat Lover version soon!
Kathryn, I have an old ham & bean soup recipe of my mother’s that uses ketchup & navy beans.
I think it was from Honey Baked Ham Co. but they may have changed it over the years.
It’s just 4-5 quarts water, 1 small diced onion, 6 whole allspice, 1 lb navy beans, 3 potatoes, quartered, 4 carrots diced
All ingredients go in a large pot, bring to boil then simmer for 2 hours. Add 1 cup of ketchup and simmer another hour.
I hope this is the one you were looking for
The recipe on the mix which you can buy at the HBH store uses whole tomatoes. But the tomatoes don’t disintegrate during the cooking process. Are the tomatoes supposed to be left whole or cut up.
I use petite diced tomatoes when making this HBH soup. It works better than the whole tomatoes mentioned on the package directions.
For those who don’t know, Honey Baked Ham sells ham bones with plenty on meat still on the bone.
If you don’t have a bone, HBH sells them with enough meat to make 2-3 sandwiches with plenty of meat still on the bone to add goodness. The last one cost $7 and change. Bargain in my mind. Delish! And, yes the HBH seasoning is great.