16 Bean Soup with Ham and Kale

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Made with a 16 bean soup mix plus smoked ham, vegetables, fresh herbs and kale. This soup is hearty and delicious, and loaded with fiber.

Made with a 16 bean soup mix (if yours comes with a flavor packet you'll want to discard it) plus smoked ham, vegetables, fresh herbs and kale. You'll want to soak the beans overnight, then discard the water the next day before cooking.

Winter has finally arrived, and there's nothing quite like a pot of soup simmering all day to warm you up. This a wonderful 16 bean soup to make any time you have leftover ham from the Holidays. More recipes I love making any time I have leftover ham are Ham Fried Cauliflower Rice,Leftover Ham Bone Soup with Potatoes and Cabbage, and Crustless Ham and Cheese Quiche.

One bowl will sure to fill you up, and leftovers are perfect to freeze for future meals. If your bean mix comes with a flavor packet you'll want to discard it. Also, it's best to soak the beans overnight, then discard the water the next day before cooking.

You can also make this in the pressure cooker, to speed it up, just use a little less water. For a complete list of soups check out Soup Recipes here!

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Made with a 16 bean soup mix (if yours comes with a flavor packet you'll want to discard it) plus smoked ham, vegetables, fresh herbs and kale. You'll want to soak the beans overnight, then discard the water the next day before cooking.
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16 Bean Soup with Ham and Kale

155Cals13.5Protein36Carbs2Fats
Total Time: 2hrs30mins
Yield: 10servings
COURSE: Soup
CUISINE: American
Made with a 16 bean soup mix (if yours comes with a flavor packet you'll want to discard it) plus smoked ham, vegetables, fresh herbs and kale. You'll want to soak the beans overnight, then discard the water the next day before cooking.

Ingredients

  • 16ozbag of 16 bean soup mix, discard flavor packet if it comes with it
  • 2teaspoonsolive oil
  • 4ozlow sodium smoked ham steak, diced
  • 1medium onion, diced
  • 2carrots, sliced
  • 4garlic cloves
  • 1small green pepper, diced (3/4 cup)
  • 2celery stalks, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 2green onions, diced
  • 1/4cupcilantro, finely diced
  • 2/3cupof tomato sauce
  • 1/2tspground cumin
  • 3teaspoonskosher salt
  • 1teaspooncracked black pepper
  • 1sprig rosemary
  • 2sprigs thyme
  • 4cupskale, stems removed and coarsely chopped

Instructions

  • Rinse and soak beans overnight.
  • Discard the soaked water the next day and place in a pot with 12 cups of water, cook uncovered 1 hour on medium-high heat.
  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add oil and cook ham and cook until browned, 2 minutes.
  • Add onions, carrot, garlic, green pepper, celery, green onions, cilantro, tomato sauce, cumin, salt and pepper and cook another 5 minutes, until soft.
  • Add to the beans along with the rosemary and thyme.
  • Lower heat to medium-low, cover and cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover the pot, increase heat to medium-high and simmer until thick and the beans are cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the kale and cook an additional 10 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/4 cup, Calories: 155kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 13.5g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 647mg, Fiber: 18.5g, Sugar: 3.5g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 5
Keywords: bean soup, beans, freezer friendly bean soup, gluten free soup, soup, soup recipes
16 Bean Soup with Ham and Kale – a hearty soup, high in fiber and perfect for freezer friendly meals. Weight Watchers Smart Points: 5 Calories: 155
Made with a 16 bean soup mix (if yours comes with a flavor packet you'll want to discard it) plus smoked ham, vegetables, fresh herbs and kale. You'll want to soak the beans overnight, then discard the water the next day before cooking.
Raw diced veggies, spices and tomato sauce, uncooked in a pot.
Raw kale on top cooking soup mix in pot.