Recipe: Ham and bean soup

Recipe: Ham and bean soup
Posted on 01/19/2023
bowl of ham and bean soup with spoon

A comforting bowl of ham and bean soup served with a warm slice of cornbread is hard to beat on a cold winter day. Ham hocks, sliced ham and ham steak all work well in this recipe.

Hedgewood Farms and JET Produce and Meats have options available, and you can preorder from either to pick up at the Winter Farmers Market. 

Don't forget to get beans from JET Produce and Meats. They carry a variety of Kansas-grown dried beans from 21st Century Bean in Sharon Springs. 

While you're at it, try baking up Jake's Crazy Cornbread Mix, also from JET Produce and Meats.


1 cup onion chopped
1 ½ cup carrots chopped
1 ½ cup zucchini chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
2 cups ham chopped
1 red bell pepper, roasted (or 4 mini peppers)
1 pound dried beans, such as great northern, navy, black-eyed peas or a bean mix (soak and cook first according to package instructions)
½ teaspoon thyme


  1. Make sure to cook your beans in advance following the package instructions in a large stock pot.
  2. In a separate pan over medium heat, sauté the onion, garlic, carrots and zucchini.  
  3. Once tender, add the sautéed vegetables, roasted peppers, ham and thyme to pot of cooked beans.
  4. Allow to simmer for 30 minutes, then serve.

Published Jan. 19, 2023