3 Bean Soup with Ham Thanksgiving Leftovers

It’s after Thanksgiving and if you’re anything like me you have lots of leftover food lying around. Let’s put that food to good use. Check out my leftover ham and 3 bean soup recipe. It’s a great way to use that ham bone or use the leftover ham everyone’s getting tired of. 

3 bean soup with ham

Here’s the 3 Bean Soup with Ham Recipe Ingredients

Pinto, Black, White Navy Beans
half onion chopped
salt and pepper to taste
chunks of one carrot chopped chunky (supposed to absorb the gas so you don’t)
leftover ham
hambone (if you want)

Bean Soup Recipe

Soak beans over night if you remember. To soak overnight you just add 8 cups of water to the beans  in the pot.  Or soak using the one hour method. You sort beans, remove rocks and add to the pot. Then cover with water (about 8 cups). Bring to boil for 2 minutes. Place lid on top of pot. Turn off the stoves eye and let sit for an hour with lid still on. Drain water. Put beans back in pot after draining. Add chopped onion, salt and pepper, carrots and leftover ham or bone. Cook on medium heat with plenty of water covering (about 8 cups) for 2.5-3 hours. Check doneness by tasting. Continue to add water as you cook and it reduces down. Add 2-3 cups at a time so that they don’t burn. If beans are still hard let them cook longer. Mine sometimes take 2 and sometimes 3-3.5 hours to cook. If yours are taking longer let them continue to cook but check them every 15-20 minutes. This is a delicious and easy way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers. So so good! Enjoy!

3 bean soup with ham


Looks bad tastes oh so good! Don’t go by looks on this one. It’s too good to describe. Eat and enjoy those Thanksgiving leftovers in a new way. What are your favorite ways to remake Thanksgiving leftovers into something else? I’d love to know! Leave me a comment and maybe I’d enjoy making your recipe. 

Have lots of ham you need to use up? Check out my 3 bean soup with ham and enjoy it with your family!

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