Amish Style Ham and Bean Soup

Amish Style Ham and Bean Soup


This quick and easy ham and bean soup is packed full of fresh navy beans, smoked ham, carrots and onions. This is the perfect ham and bean soup for winter.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs of celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 smoked ham hock
  • 48 ozs precooked northern white beans
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Malt vinegar (optional)


  1. Add olive oil to 5 quart stock pot and cook carrots, celery, and onions until soft. Make sure not to brown the vegetables you just want to them to soften.
  2. Add ham and cook for a few minutes on medium to low heat.
  3. Add ham hock and pour beans with juice into the pot.
  4. Add 2-3 cups chicken stock to pot. You want the stock to cover the beans by about 1 to 2 inches. Some of the stock will cook down while heating up the soup.
  5. Cook the soup on medium to low heat until it's warm and cooked down to your liking, about 30 minutes. Season with desired amount of salt and pepper.
  6. Optional: When serving top with a few shakes of malt vinegar.