Navy Bean and Ham Soup

Ham soup with beans is a classic comfort food that is hearty and satisfying.

This bean soup can easily be customized to suit your taste.

INGREDIENTS: olive oil onion carrot celery garlic pre-cooked ham stock or broth bay leaf navy beans salt and pepper

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Cook onions, carrots, and celery until softened, for 5 minutes.

Add garlic and the ham meat pieces.

Mix in the ham and cook for two more minutes.

Pour in the stock, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for 5 minutes to blend the flavors.

Stir in beans, season with salt, pepper and continue simmering for 3 more minutes.

Taste, adjust salt if needed, and sprinkle fresh cooked parsley.

Use a soup ladle to transfer into serving bowls and enjoy hot.

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